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20 Examples per level, 10 levels

RHYTHMIC READING LEVEL ONE

  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time

RHYTHMIC READING LEVEL TWO

  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests

RHYTHMIC READING LEVEL THREE

  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests

RHYTHMIC READING LEVEL FOUR

  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes, Dotted Quarter followed by Eighths
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests

>RHYTHMIC READING LEVEL FIVE

  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes, Dotted Quarter followed by Eighths
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests, Eighth Note Rests

RHYTHMIC READING LEVEL SIX

  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes, Dotted Quarter followed by Eighths, Sixteenth Notes in groups of 4
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests, Eighth Note Rests

RHYTHMIC READING LEVEL SEVEN

  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes, Dotted Quarter followed by Eighths, Sixteenth Notes in groups of 4, Single Eighth Notes, Ties
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests, Eighth Note Rests

RHYTHMIC READING LEVEL EIGHT

  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes, Dotted Quarter followed by Eighths, Sixteenth Notes in groups of 4, Single Eighth Notes, Ties, Sixteenth Notes combined with Eighth Notes
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests, Eighth Note Rests

RHYTHMIC READING LEVEL NINE

  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes, Dotted Quarter followed by Eighths, Sixteenth Notes in groups of 4, Single Eighth Notes, Ties, Sixteenth Notes combined with Eighth Notes
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests, Eighth Note Rests, Sixteenth Note Rests

RHYTHMIC READING LEVEL TEN

  • Step wise motion
  • 6/8 and 3/8 time
  • Quarter and Eighth note rests

New skills are in bold.

20 Examples per level, 10 levels

MELODIC READING LEVEL ONE

  • Stepwise Motion – the only leap will be from Sol to Do
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • C Major, F Major, and G Major

MELODIC READING LEVEL TWO

  • Stepwise Motion – the only leap will be from Sol to Do
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • C Major, F Major, and G Major, Bb Major, D Major
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests

MELODIC READING LEVEL THREE

  • Stepwise Motion – the only leap will be from Sol to Do
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • C Major, F Major, and G Major, Bb Major, D Major
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests

MELODIC READING LEVEL FOUR

  • Stepwise Motion and Leaps within the tonic triad (Do > Mi > Sol > Mi > Do)
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes, Dotted Quarter followed by 8ths
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • C Major, F Major, and G Major, Bb Major, D Major
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests
  • Dynamics – Piano, Forte
  • Simple Repeat Signs

MELODIC READING LEVEL FIVE

  • Stepwise Motion and Leaps within the tonic triad (Do > Mi > Sol > Mi > Do)
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes, Dotted Quarter followed by 8ths
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • C Major, F Major, and G Major, Bb Major, D Major
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests, Eighth Note Rests
  • Dynamics – Piano, Forte, Mezzo Piano, Mezzo Forte
  • Simple Repeat Signs

MELODIC READING LEVEL SIX

  • Stepwise Motion and Leaps within the tonic triad (Do > Mi > Sol > Mi > Do)
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes, Dotted Quarter followed by 8ths, Sixteenth Notes in groups of Four
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • C Major, F Major, and G Major, Bb Major, D Major
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests, Eighth Note Rests
  • Dynamics – Piano, Forte, Mezzo Piano, Mezzo Forte, Crescendo, Decrescendo
  • Simple Repeat Signs

MELODIC READING LEVEL SEVEN

  • Stepwise Motion and Leaps within the tonic triad (Do > Mi > Sol > Mi > Do)
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes, Dotted Quarter followed by 8ths, Sixteenth Notes in groups of Four, Single Eighth Notes, Ties
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • C Major, F Major, and G Major, Bb Major, D Major
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests, Eighth Note Rests
  • Dynamics – Piano, Forte, Mezzo Piano, Mezzo Forte, Crescendo, Decrescendo
  • Simple Repeat Signs

MELODIC READING LEVEL EIGHT

  • Stepwise Motion and Leaps within the tonic triad (Do > Mi > Sol > Mi > Do)
  • Leaps within the dominant triad (Sol > Ti > Re > Ti > Sol)
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes, Dotted Quarter followed by 8ths, Sixteenth Notes in groups of Four, Single Eighth Notes, Ties
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • C Major, F Major, and G Major, Bb Major, D Major
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests, Eighth Note Rests
  • Dynamics – Piano, Forte, Mezzo Piano, Mezzo Forte, Crescendo, Decrescendo
  • Simple Repeat Signs

MELODIC READING LEVEL NINE

  • Stepwise Motion and Leaps within the tonic triad (Do > Mi > Sol > Mi > Do)
  • Leaps within the dominant triad (Sol > Ti > Re > Ti > Sol)
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes, Dotted Quarter followed by 8ths, Sixteenth Notes in groups of Four, Single Eighth Notes, Ties, Sixteenth Notes combined with Eighth Notes
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • C Major, F Major, and G Major, Bb Major, D Major
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests, Eighth Note Rests
  • Dynamics – Piano, Forte, Mezzo Piano, Mezzo Forte, Crescendo, Decrescendo
  • Simple Repeat Signs

MELODIC READING LEVEL TEN

  • Stepwise Motion
  • 6/8 and 3/8 time
  • C Major, F Major, and G Major, Bb Major, D Major, Eb Major, A Major
  • Dotted Quarter Rests, Quarter Rests, Eighth Note Rests
  • Dynamics – Piano, Forte, Mezzo Piano, Mezzo Forte, Crescendo, Decrescendo
  • Simple Repeat Signs

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20 Examples per level, 10 levels

TWO PART READING LEVEL ONE

  • Stepwise Motion – the only leap will be from Sol to Do
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • C Major, F Major, and G Major
  • Both voices will start on the tonic pitch.
  • Both voices will have identical rhythms.

TWO PART READING LEVEL TWO

  • Stepwise Motion – the only leap will be from Sol to Do
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • Quarter Rests, Whole Rests and Half Rests
  • C Major, F Major, G Major, Bb Major and D Major
  • Voices will start on a pitch from the tonic chord.
  • Voices may have different rhythms.

TWO PART READING LEVEL THREE

  • Stepwise Motion – the only leap will be from Sol to Do
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • Quarter Rests, Whole Rests and Half Rests
  • C Major, F Major, G Major, Bb Major and D Major
  • Voices will start on a pitch from the tonic chord.
  • Voices may have different rhythms.
  • Pairs of Eighth Notes

TWO PART READING LEVEL FOUR

  • Stepwise Motion and Leaps within the tonic triad (Do > Mi > Sol > Mi > Do)
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes, Dotted Quarter followed by 8ths
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • C Major, F Major, and G Major, Bb Major, D Major
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests
  • Voices will start on a pitch from the tonic chord.
  • Voices may have different rhythms.
  • Dynamics – Piano, Forte
  • Simple Repeat Signs

TWO PART READING LEVEL FIVE

  • Stepwise Motion and Leaps within the tonic triad (Do > Mi > Sol > Mi > Do)
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes, Dotted Quarter followed by 8ths
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • C Major, F Major, and G Major, Bb Major, D Major
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests, Eighth Note Rests
  • Voices will start on a pitch from the tonic chord.
  • Voices may have different rhythms.
  • Dynamics – Piano, Forte, Mezzo Piano, Mezzo Forte
  • Simple Repeat Signs

TWO PART READING LEVEL SIX

  • Stepwise Motion and Leaps within the tonic triad (Do > Mi > Sol > Mi > Do)
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes, Dotted Quarter followed by 8ths, Sixteenth Notes in groups of Four
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • C Major, F Major, and G Major, Bb Major, D Major
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests, Eighth Note Rests
  • Dynamics – Piano, Forte, Mezzo Piano, Mezzo Forte, Crescendo, Decrescendo
  • Voices will start on a pitch from the tonic chord.
  • Voices may have different rhythms.
  • Simple Repeat Signs

TWO PART READING LEVEL SEVEN

  • Stepwise Motion and Leaps within the tonic triad (Do > Mi > Sol > Mi > Do)
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes, Dotted Quarter followed by 8ths, Sixteenth Notes in groups of Four, Single Eighth Notes, Ties
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • C Major, F Major, and G Major, Bb Major, D Major
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests, Eighth Note Rests
  • Dynamics – Piano, Forte, Mezzo Piano, Mezzo Forte, Crescendo, Decrescendo
  • Voices will start on a pitch from the tonic chord.
  • Voices may have different rhythms.
  • Simple Repeat Signs

TWO PART READING LEVEL EIGHT

  • Stepwise Motion and Leaps within the tonic triad (Do > Mi > Sol > Mi > Do)
  • Leaps within the dominant triad (Sol > Ti > Re > Ti > Sol)
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes, Dotted Quarter followed by 8ths, Sixteenth Notes in groups of Four, Single Eighth Notes, Ties
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • C Major, F Major, and G Major, Bb Major, D Major
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests, Eighth Note Rests
  • Dynamics – Piano, Forte, Mezzo Piano, Mezzo Forte, Crescendo, Decrescendo
  • Voices will start on a pitch from the tonic chord.
  • Voices may have different rhythms.
  • Simple Repeat Signs

TWO PART READING LEVEL NINE

  • Stepwise Motion and Leaps within the tonic triad (Do > Mi > Sol > Mi > Do)
  • Leaps within the dominant triad (Sol > Ti > Re > Ti > Sol)
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes, Dotted Quarter followed by 8ths, Sixteenth Notes in groups of Four, Single Eighth Notes, Ties, Sixteenth Notes combined with Eighth Notes
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • C Major, F Major, and G Major, Bb Major, D Major, Eb Major, A Major
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests, Eighth Note Rests
  • Dynamics – Piano, Forte, Mezzo Piano, Mezzo Forte, Crescendo, Decrescendo
  • Simple Repeat Signs

TWO PART READING LEVEL TEN

  • Stepwise Motion
  • 6/8 and 3/8 time
  • C Major, F Major, and G Major, Bb Major, D Major, Eb Major, A Major
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests, Eighth Note Rests
  • Dynamics – Piano, Forte, Mezzo Piano, Mezzo Forte, Crescendo, Decrescendo
  • Simple Repeat Signs

25 HYMNS

  • Major Keys
  • Similar Rhythms
  • Some Accidentals

20 BACH CHORALES

  • Major and Minor Keys
  • Complex Rhythms between Parts
  • Accidentals

10 MOTETS

  • Major and Minor Keys
  • Complex Rhythms between Parts
  • Accidentals

10 MADRIGALS

  • Major and Minor Keys
  • Complex Rhythms between Parts
  • Accidentals

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20 Examples per level, 10 levels

MINOR KEYS LEVEL ONE

  • Natural Minor, no accidentals
  • La is the tonic
  • Natural Minor
  • Stepwise Motion – the only leap will be from Mi to La
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • a minor, d minor, and e minor

MINOR KEYS LEVEL TWO

  • Natural Minor, no accidentals
  • La is the tonic
  • Natural Minor
  • Stepwise Motion – the only leap will be from Mi to La
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • a minor, d minor, and e minor, g minor, b minor
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests

MINOR KEYS LEVEL THREE

  • Natural Minor, no accidentals
  • Stepwise Motion – the only leap will be from Mi to La
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • a minor, d minor, and e minor,g minor, b minor
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests

MINOR KEYS LEVEL FOUR

  • Stepwise Motion and Leaps within the tonic triad (La > Do > Mi > Do > La)
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes, Dotted Quarter followed by 8ths
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • a minor, d minor, and e minor,g minor, b minor
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests
  • Dynamics – Piano, Forte
  • Simple Repeat Signs

MINOR KEYS LEVEL FIVE

  • Stepwise Motion and Leaps within the tonic triad (La > Do > Mi > Do > La)
  • Quarter Notes, Half Notes, Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Pairs of Eighth Notes, Dotted Quarter followed by 8ths
  • 4/4, 3/4, and 2/4 time
  • a minor, d minor, and e minor,g minor, b minor
  • Quarter Rests, Half Rests, Whole Rests, Eighth Note Rests
  • Dynamics – Piano, Forte, Mezzo Piano, Mezzo Forte
  • Simple Repeat Signs

5 examples per interval

INTERVAL DRILLS

  • Major Intervals
  • Perfect Intervals
  • Minor Intervals
  • Major and Minor Triads