The Novello Guide To Sight-Singing

Books | Voice, Choral

Publisher: Novello & Co Ltd.
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

This is the indispensable guide to learning how to sight-read choral music. Using special interactive technology, renowned choral educators Ralph Allwood and Timothy Teague take the user from the very basics of sight-reading to a level at which they can sing confidently in a choir.

This guide provides clear explanations, exercises, tips and tricks on:

  • basic music theory
  • scales and stepwise motion
  • larger intervals and awkward leaps
  • fast and effective reading of choral scores
  • examples from popular choral repertoire
  • general good practice for choral singing.

Whether you are 7 or 70, a beginner or an experienced singer, this book will improve your ability to read music and help you to enjoy singing to the full.

This book is supported by SoundWise. It includes a range of interactive digital features:

SoundCheck (powered by Match My Sound)

This unique assessment and feedback software lets you use your phone, tablet or computer to help you practise. SoundCheck listens to you sing, then gives you instant feedback on how to improve!


A digital edition of your book to read on any device.


Tips and demonstrations from the authors.

ISBN: 9781785583162
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 22 August 2017
Language: English
Catalogue No: NOV166067

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          Scores 8.3 out of 10 based on 16 reviews
          6 out of 10


          Bath GB
          It covers a wide range of initial abilities.
          The fact that, for easy download and proper operation, the soundwise facility requires a device with Apple Ios10 software needs to be more clearly stated. Operating the system with a pc is difficult and seems inconsistent.
          Confirmed purchase: 23 August 2017
          Published on: 06 October 2017
          9 out of 10


          Pompey GB Elderly but serious chorister
          Very easy access to ebook over ( so far) any platform of choice.
          Varied /some challenging/ exercises on Sound check - freely available anywhere with WiFi.
          My music teacher likes it.
          Easy thresholds for tempo and colour but I'm finding it difficult to score well with intonation. Severe criticism of pitch is NO fault (just a bit humiliating)
          Confirmed purchase: 04 September 2017
          Published on: 20 September 2017
          5 out of 10


          Chelmsford GB Choral singer
          Too soon to,assess
          I'm struggling to access the online material. The advert,suggested I could use this to check my voice but so far I've not been able to.
          Confirmed purchase: 31 August 2017
          Published on: 16 September 2017

          Good Morning Ruth, I have asked one of our technical customer services team to contact you to try and resolve any issues you have, either Sam or Stuart will be in touch shortly. Kind regards Karen

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