Phrasing in Choral Singing

Attributes of a High Quality Choral Experience

Pitch Integrity in Choral Singing

Diction Syllables for Tuning 7th Chords

Solfege for the 21st Century

Solfeggio for the 21st Century corrects some of the flaws of traditional solfege and provides answers to chromatic problems posed in 19th through 21st-century repertoire. 

A New Approach to Sight Singing by Berkowitz, Frontier and Kraft

A New Approach to Sight Singing:  The Fourth edition is excellent and widely available online as a used copy for less than $10 (including shipping).  This book has hundreds of graded exercises which will help you build your SS skills.  Use in conjunction with Solfege for the 21st Century using moveable do.

Modus Novus by Lars Edlund

This book is expensive compared to A New Approach; online prices range from $50 and above; it is the best pedagogical tool available for improving reading of atonal music.  The exercises in Modus Novus have proven effective in teaching the reading and hearing of intervals in non-harmonic contexts.  Edlund’s first chapter focuses on major and minor seconds and then each chapter adds another interval; the result is that each chapter is more difficult than the preceding.  With university students and beyond, Wiens recommends using this text simultaneously with tonal studies.  Use in conjunction with Solfege for the 21st Century (above) using fixed do.

This textbook is an attempt to tackle the problems connected with reading of 20th-century (and 21st-century) music that is not major/minor-tonal.  It has been evolved out of the author’s practical experience as a teacher in aural training the the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. 

Music Theory–Intervals, Key Signatures and much more.–An interactive learning resource which will help you learn basic music theory.

Circle of Fifths–Handy chart which helps to identify keys and learn sharps and flats.