Keyboard Skills for Music Educators: Score Reading
Routledge – 2012 – 336 pages
Keyboard Skills for Music Educators: Score Reading is the first textbook equip future educators with the ability to play from an open score at the keyboard. Score reading can be a daunting prospect for even the most accomplished pianist, but it is a skill required of all choral and instrumental music instructors. Although most music education curricula include requirements to achieve a certain level of proficiency in open score reading, standard textbooks contain very little material devoted to developing this skill.
This textbook provides a gradual and graded approach, progressing from two-part reading to four or more parts in a variety of clefs. Each chapter focuses on one grouping of voices and provides many musical examples from a broad sampling of choral and instrumental repertoire ranging from Renaissance to contemporary works.
Part 1. Two and Three Part Reading in Traditional Clefs 1. Two parts: Treble/Bass 2. Two parts: Treble/Treble and Bass/Bass 3. Three parts: Treble/Treble/Bass 4. Three parts: All Treble Part 2. Two and Three Part Reading including the Tenor 5. Two parts: Treble/Tenor and Tenor/Bass 6. Three parts: Treble/Treble/Tenor 7. Three parts: Treble/Tenor/Bass 8. Three parts: Tenor/Bass Combinations Part 3. Four Part Reading 9. Four parts: Soprano/Alto in RH, Tenor/Bass in LH 10. Four parts: Soprano/Alto/Tenor in RH, Bass in LH 11. Four parts: Tenor moves between hands 12. Four parts: Highly contrapuntal textures Part 4. Instrumental Part Reading 13. Alto and Tenor Clefs 14. B-flat transposing instruments 15. E-flat transposing instruments 16. F and A transposing instruments Appendix Choral Warm-Up Exercises Index
Shellie Gregorich is Associate Professor of Music Theory and Piano and currently serves as Department Chair at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.
Benjamin Moritz is an active performer and directs the Honors Program at Metropolitan State College of Denver.