Reading & Understanding Music
It is not necessary to read music fluently to be in a choir, especially if you have a very good memory. However, the ability to read music makes the learning process very much quicker, and your Music Director will thank you for the effort you have made in learning to read, thus saving a great deal of time in rehearsals.
Before proceeding to the exercises you should open your media player (Windows Media Player or similar) and shrink the window to the bottom corner of the screen by dragging the upper left corner of the window to near the lower right corner. You need to ensure your selected media player will open .wma files.
Exercises - Copyright Hedley Harwood for the Buderim Male Choir
- Names of Notes in Treble and Bass Clefs
- Musical Terms & Signs
- Rhythm Exercises 1-30
- Rhythm Exercises 31-60
- Rhythm Exercises 61-100
- Key Signatures
- Sight Singing Exercises 1-30
- Sight Singing Exercises 31-60
- Sight Singing Exercises 61-90
- Sight Singing Intervals
These linked exercises were developed by Hedley Harwood for the Buderim Male Choir. Licence is granted to other Choirs to use this information for private study purposes, provided the Buderim Male Choir and Hedley Harwood are acknowledged as the source of this material and as copyright owners. This information is not to be used for commercial purposes.