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The 1st volume of the SMART book series provides visual orientation & melodies to sight-read in seven keys. Each section begins with the scale & outlines of the tonic chord for that key, followed by a tonal (fundamental) drill. For each key, there are 8 sight- reading melodies plus a challenge melody.
Vol I, divided into levels I & II, emphasizes the intervals of 2nds & 3rds. Level II also expands upon intervals found with the tonic triad to include 4ths & 5ths.
·Exercises are written in unison octaves & treble & bass clefs.·The initial focus identifies do& the tonic chord.·A fundamental drill that emphasizes steps & 3rds follows the scale & notes of the tonic chord that introduce each key.·Scales & fundamental drils utilize all the pitches that are found in the exercises. ·Note values are whole, half, quarter, 8th, dotted-half & -quarter notes.
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