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PDF sight singing series?

With printing prices skyrocketing and budgets plummeting, I am simply unable to purchase the next level of sight-singing for my choirs.  I have a projection screen in my room, and use it every day.  I've used it for teaching warm-ups and music that I've created or is public domain.  I would love to get a hold of a sight-singing series that is available electronically.  This would eliminate the need to make copies or purchase exorbant SS books (some currently at $6.95/copy).
 
My favorite methods (currently) are:
Jenson SS series (for beginners)
Bruce Phelps Series
Oxford Folk Song SS Series
 
Do you know of any similar methods available in pdf?  I have reproducibles, but would like to avoid the headache and quality loss of scanning.
 
Thank you for your input.
 
Garrett
Replies (13): Threaded | Chronological
on April 12, 2011 5:33pm
There is a very extensive set of sightreading examples on the Choral Public Domain Library.  It is in the Education section and free!
Carolyn Lokken
Grand Island Senior High School
Grand Island, NY 14072
on April 12, 2011 8:58pm
How about free Dannhauser's Solfege? There are other materials available here.
on April 13, 2011 5:41am
Hello Carolyn,
 
I'm on the home page of Choral Public Domain Library at www.cpdl.org (which brings ups http://www.choralwiki.org/) and I can't find an Education section from that home page or anything that might link to an Education page. Could you please include the link you are referring to?
 
Thanks,
 
Lorraine
on April 13, 2011 5:18pm
Still lookng for the Sightreading materials at CPDL?  Iit is in the Subcategory of educational materials
 
It is the only thing listed in that category.  I think you will find it. 
 
Carolyn Lokken
Grand Ilsand Sr High School
Grand Island, NY 14072
on April 14, 2011 1:40am
Thanks for finding it, Carolyn. To answer Lorrraine's question... It took me several minutes of trial and error to find a route to that page from the home page. In the 'navigation' area on the left, you have to click on the second entry 'Music scores', and from there it is, indeed, pretty obvious. I suspect most people (like me) never go that route though!
 
Also, that navigation option isn't there on http://www.choralwiki.org/wiki/. You have to be on http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page, which possibly means you have to be logged in.
 
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Steve
on November 12, 2013 3:06pm
Here is the PDF resource I have just created.  Please go to this link to see it:
 
 
If you try it, please let me know your thoughts at inthemiddlewithmrd(a)gmail.com
 
Thanks!
 
Dale Duncan
on November 13, 2013 9:42am
Garrett,
I've got a great resource that became avaialble this summer.  There are two books: An Introduction to Tenor-Bass Sight Singing and An Introduction to Soprano-Alto Sight Singing. It is a pdf file with reproducible rights and while they are designed to be printed, they can be used electronically. The books center around the requirements that Texas has for choral sight singing, but it has sold in several states.
 
You can find more information on my website - www.timwmusic.com
 
Tim
 
on November 14, 2013 5:25am
I really like the materials available at Masterworks Press which are now available as PDFs. I find their prices to be very reasonable. http://masterworkspress.com/
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on November 14, 2013 5:43am
Hey Garrett
 
I use the projection method in my secondary choral music classroom - pretty much every day.  I create them on a Finale then print to a pdf file.  Once they're created, I place them on my website for others to enjoy.
 
 
then click on FREE SIGHT SINGING MUSIC
 
Enjoy!
 
Ronnie Sanders
on November 14, 2013 6:03am
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Choral Masterworks.  One time license fee, unlimited copies.  Fees reasonable.
on November 15, 2013 4:11am
I swear by the materials from Masterworks Press.  They offer the materials in pdf form and have sight-singing materials for every level of choir-- from beginner to advanced SATB.  The materials are flexible, interesting, reprodicible, electronic (if desired) and low-priced.  Definitely worth a look.  My two favorite series are "Steps to Harmony" and "Let's Get Started."  If you have more advanced ensembles check out the Baroque SATB set-- really nice stuff.
 
Kelly Truax
Prairie Point 7-9
on November 16, 2013 8:05pm
I have used the sight-singing built into the Smart Music library.  This requires a Smart Music subscription which is $40 a year. I use it for this and other things frequently so it is well worth it to me. It does require an internet connection to use it though.
 
Beth
on November 17, 2013 3:16pm
Check out www.thesighreadingproject.com .  It is amazing.  You can pick keys, tempi, intervals, time signatures.  I use it with my projector and internet hook up every day.  There are unison - up to 4 part examples.  
 
Jennie
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