Alan Bullard’s award-winning Joining the Dots series now includes five books that develop sight-singing skills. By working through creative exercises and pieces students can prepare for ABRSM Singing exams. The books can also be used to build confidence in musicianship classes, as a resource for choirs or audition preparation.
Joining the Dots Singing covers the requirements for ABRSM’s sight-singing tests at Grades 1 to 5, and includes:
• workouts and simple songs, to build the rhythm and pitch skills required for the grade
• characterful pieces to sight-sing, in a range of approachable musical styles
• simple improvisation exercises in which students can explore ideas and develop their sense of rhythm and key
• songs and rounds to sing with others, for additional sight-singing practice or to learn quickly and sing for fun.
Alan Bullard is a composer and ABRSM examiner. He studied at the Royal College of Music and the University of Nottingham, and taught in further and higher education for many years. He has written many songs and choral works, and his music is widely performed and appears on a number of recordings.