|Memorized Singing I||MUS 110 Schedule MUS 110 Syllabus William Wieland|
Sing the following 8 items competently* to earn 100 points.|
Sing slowly and keep a steady tempo. Do not pause, stop, or restart.
Remember, good posture and breath support improve intonation.
M Sing a Major Scale with Solfège, ascending and descending, from memory.
F Sing the Dr. Fox Exercise with Solfège from memory.
A Sing America from memory. You figure out the solfège. — Memorization Aid
S Sing a Stepwise Diatonic Figure with solfège. (I choose a few figures in a row.)
T Sing a Tonic Triad Figure with solfège. (I choose a few figures in a row.)
N Natural Minor Scale with Solfège from memory
H Harmonic Minor Scale with Solfège from memory
M Melodic Minor Scale with Solfège from memory
* Competently means few or no mistakes, e.g. a 4-bar phrase may have one careless mistake. Competently also means in tune.|
If a performance is of questionable quality, you may attempt that item again later in the semester.
If you score 100 before the semester is finished, you may perform Reciting Rhythms and Conducting I, Sight Singing I, 2-handed Tapping I, or begin Memorized Singing II.
Group Singing (Ask me about fixed do and movable do.) “Take out” a syllable to practice inner hearing.|
Major Scale: Solfège Numbers Letters Notes|
Bounce Drill: Solfège Numbers Letters
Triplet Drill: Solfège Numbers Letters
Scale in 3rds: Solfège Numbers Letters
Establish a Key
Diatonic Intervals in a Major Key
Arpeggio Exercise: Solfège Numbers Letters|
Tonic Triad Leaps: Solfège Numbers Letters
Dr. Fox Exercise: Solfège Numbers Letters
For Health and Strength (a canon)
DO, RE, ME
Why sing with solfège from memory?
“You must learn by heart a fair number of melodies so that by the memory of these notes you will recognize all sounds, of whatever sort. For it is indeed quite another thing to recall something with understanding than it is to sing something by rote; only the wise can do the former while persons without foresight can often do the latter.”|
Guido of Arezzo, about 1030