Elementary Training for Musicians has 74 ratings and 5 reviews. (Schott). Originally published in the s, Paul Hindemith’s remakable textbooks are sti. Originally published in the s, Paul Hindemith’s remakable textbooks are still the outstanding works of their kind. In contrast to many musical textbooks. This is an absolutely fantastic book for helping with aural training. But you’re absolutely right, this small section is quite misleading.

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Refresh and try again. This is an absolutely fantastic book for traaining with aural training. Most of the time, the repertoire I am preparing for upcoming performances is more than enough to occupy my mental and musical faculties.

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So if you are Canadian, or a scofflaw, you can find a PDF of elejentary book here. Modus Novus This book by Lars Edlund is a classic of atonal, interval-based learning. In fact, for someone just getting started with learning about rhythm, the next few examples are a little difficult to understand too, with it difficult to see the relationship between different note durations and numbers of beats:.

Try tapping, singing, conducting, etc.

Elementary Training for Musicians (Hindemith, Paul)

Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Sometimes it just feels better to be singing real music while working on your musicianship!

Chloe rated it it was amazing May 27, Sign up using Facebook. I agree with what he said in the intro – if you can’t master these skills, you don’t deserve to be a musician.

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Contemporary music is full of sundry rhythmic challenges. Plato rated it really liked it Jul 22, If the title seems condescending, wait until you read what he has to say about singers! Devon LePage 31 3.


In addition to the melodies written expressly for the text, the book includes many examples from the orchestral, chamber, and vocal repertoire. In lessons, I tend to introduce quarter notes first and then use ties to explain half notes, which is how Kazez proceeds in “Rhythm Reading”. And the unit in Exercise C a quarter-note? Jan 25, Morris Nelms rated it it was amazing.

I don’t think you need to read too much into this; he is simply equating a four-beat note semibreve or whole-note with four tapped beats, but as you say the example is rather misleading. So, although I agree that Hindemith’s example is misleading, it does show a common problem with equating length of notes with their number of beats even if this is unintentional!

Be the first to ask a question about Elementary Training for Musicians. The proper relationship between beats and note lengths becomes clear on the next page, once the concept of rests is introduced: But wouldn’t the proto-rhythmic unit in Exercise A be more correctly said hindekith equal a whole-note?

Further on, the preliminary skills gained in these exercises are used to introduce basic rhythmic notation: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated elementzry of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Here are the first three exercises: Elemrntary Required, but never shown. Monica rated it really liked it Mar 13, Elementary Training for Musicians by Paul Hindemith.

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On account of this advantage a singer is usally excused from any but the most primitive musical knowledge — knowledge such as could be acquired by any normal mind in a hincemith weeks of intelligent effort. It starts off with melodic exercises consisting entirely of seconds and fourths, then adding fifths, then thirds, and moving further on into more complex structures. Here are the first three exercises:.

Wege zur Neuen Musik While not as substantial or encyclopedic in scope a book as Modus Novus, I find the exercises quite useful, and it is sold in low and high voice versions. How would these exercises be correctly performed?

Traijing you can see, it comprises 5 quarter notes, equivalent to a whole plus a quarter. Reina rated it it was amazing Jan 10, Until they develop a reasonable sense of pulse, pupils will often intuitively count the notes shown on the top line of the following example, with the rhythm of the second line particularly at slow tempi:.

Should be called Serious Training for Musicians. In contrast to many musical textbooks written by hindwmith musicians, these were produced by a man who could play every instrument of the orchestra, could compose a satisfying piece for almost every hindemkth of ensemble, and who was one of the most stimulating teachers of his day.

However, when work comes in fits and starts, and I find myself without a project for a moment, I practice my musicianship skills. No trivia or quizzes yet.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Published October 1st by Schott first published June 12th Want to Read Currently Reading Read. So, is he mistaken?