Sight-Reading Anthologies

Many exercises in this text benefit from using sight-reading anthologies. These anthologies typically present manageable excerpts of music that are organized by different rhythmic, tonal, or other categories. There are several commercial anthologies available, most of which are very good.

If you wish to use an Open Educational Resource, you may wish to consider one of the following:

  • Eyes and Ears: An Anthology of Melodies for Sight-Singing by Benjamin Crowell is an open-source sight singing anthology, downloadable as a pdf or as source code (LaTeX and Lilypond), with printed copies available for a low price.
  • The Trained Ear by André Mount includes many public domain melodies, formatted to permit either dictation or sight reading, as well as downloadable Sibelius and MusicXML files for these melodies.
  • Comprehensive Musicianship, A Practical Resource by Randall Harlow, Heather Peyton, Jonathan Schwabe, and Daniel Swilley is designed to support both music theory and musicianship. It includes a page of Sight Singing exercises for each topic in the text.


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