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Preparatory Exercises in Score Reading [Paperback]

R. O Morris , Howard Ferguson
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19 Mar 1931
124 short excerpts using a mixture of treble, alto, tenor and bass clefs and various common transpositions. The book concentrates on diatonic harmonic study (including diminished sevenths) and harmonic counterpoint in up to three parts. The exercises train students to take in many staves at once, to see where the principal melody is, to understand harmonies and modulations, to read various clefs, and transpose as necessary.

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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (19 Mar 1931)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019321475X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0193214750
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.6 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,943 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Reginald Owen Morris was a British composer and teacher. He was born in York and was educated at Harrow School, New College, Oxford and the Royal College of Music in London, where he subsequently became professor of counterpoint and composition. Morris was considered a brilliant teacher of counterpoint, and wrote a number of influential texts on the subject. Students of Morris included composers Gerald Finzi, Sir Michael Tippett, Constant Lambert, Robin Milford, Anthony Milner, Edmund Rubbra, Bernard Stevens and Jean Coulthard.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Great for university 10 Oct 2002
This book is excellent for university students studying music, it works through exercises and skills which are much needed for keyboard skills in any university course. It may also be suited to a-level students.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent text 5 Nov 2009
By cheario - Published on Amazon.com
After working with this text for a short two weeks my reading of different clefs and notes with many ledger lines has improved drastically. Great to work on with a partner on the piano, or alone, playing both lines or playing one line and singing the other.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful book 4 Oct 2013
By monsieurw1 - Published on Amazon.com
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This book does exactly what it should do: it teaches you to read all manner of transpositions and clefs. The only reason why I am not giving it five stars is that it's just so unlovable: it's a mental ordeal! That said, I never would have passed my Fellowship exam for the American Guild of Organists without it.
5.0 out of 5 stars love it 19 Feb 2013
By Yufan Li - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is really hard but it is very useful to improve keyboard skill. The condition of book is perfect.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great challenge for score reading 6 Oct 2008
By V. LAUTENBACH - Published on Amazon.com
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I love it!it makes you learn in a fun eat as opposed to more basic methods of solfege. Clef reading required
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