By Boris Berlin and Andrew Markow
This graded series of eleven books, covering beginner to advanced levels, develops comprehensive reading ability and musical understanding. Assignments are organized into daily sight-reading and ear-training exercises to facilitate regular practice at home. Original examples have been specifically composed for Introductory through Book 4; Books 5 through 10 feature excerpts from standard repertoire in a variety of styles and textures. This proven series offers an effective way to prepare students for the requirements of many examination systems. Highlights of the Introductory Book include clapping or humming of rhythms, reinforcement of fingering, name, and location of notes through single-note exercises, and reinforcement of intervals and patterns through short five-finger melodies.
Highlights of Book 9 include exercises for intervals, chords, cadences, and melody playbacks in each set, two-voice textures in melody playbacks, and interval recognition of augmented fourths and diminished 5ths.