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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While not as substantial or encyclopedic in scope a book as Modus Novus, I find the exercises quite useful, and it is elemenrary in low and high voice versions. In fact, this is an issue that I find needs addressing quite early on when teaching pupils; ensuring that notes are held for their full duration, and not just until you count the last beat of a note.

Of course the clap will most likely decay before the duration of the beat like other percussion instrument, but that’s fine as it’s a device to keep the pulse where the “la” is what is meant to hold the value. And the unit in Exercise C a quarter-note? Robert rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Open Preview See a Problem? However, I am confused by his use of rhythmic proto-notation in the first chapter. Kevin Parsons rated it really liked it Oct 04, Unlike the other two texts listed here, Elrmentary focuses on tonal or at least diatonic sight-singing.

Lists with This Book. Sequoyah Sugiyama rated it it was amazing Aug 12, Wege zur Neuen Musik While not as substantial or eoementary in scope a book as Modus Novus, I find the exercises quite useful, and it is sold in low and high voice versions.


This consists of speaking the given rhythm while conducting with one hand, tapping it with the left hand while conducting with the right, tapping it with the foot while conducting, and every possible combination of limbs and rhythmic interactions. Monica rated it really liked it Mar 13, Books by Paul Hindemith.

Elementary Training for Musicians by Paul Hindemith

Want to Read saving…. I find that beginners often play the next note as soon as they have counted the beats of the hindeimth before. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Great point about the ties.

Elementary Training for Musicians (Hindemith, Paul)

Jan 04, Yao X 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.

Desdinova rated it it was amazing Dec 30, While I understand the general process at ttraining here, I am confused about his equivalences: But wouldn’t the proto-rhythmic unit in Exercise A be more correctly said to equal a whole-note?

View all 4 comments. Here are the first three exercises: Practice tdaining 2 Comments 9 Nov 10 Ear training texts Most of the time, the repertoire I am hindenith for upcoming performances is more than enough to occupy my mental and musical faculties.

This book by Lars Edlund is a classic of atonal, interval-based learning. In my library I couldn’t find much elucidation on the subject, other than this passage from Daniel Kazez’s “Rhythm Reading”:.

So if you are Canadian, or a scofflaw, you can find a PDF of the book here. I agree with what he said in the intro – if you can’t master these skills, you don’t deserve to be a musician.


Elementary Training for Musicians

Chloe rated it it was amazing May 27, Which would seem to concur with my assessment of Hindemith’s elemenary. Contemporary music is full of sundry rhythmic challenges. It doesn’t appear to be a misprint, as the other smaller units are proportionally related to the whole-note unit.

How does he get from the proto-notation to common rhythmic notation? Email Required, but never shown. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. A note ends exactly when trauning next note or rest begins.

Elementary Training for Musicians, Schott – Hal Leonard Online

But my favorite feature of the text is the way he forces a physical incorporation of the rhythmic concepts at hand with what he calls coordinated ttaining. However, when work comes in fits and starts, and I find myself without a project for a moment, I practice my musicianship skills. Should be called Serious Training for Musicians.

Beware – it gets hard faster than you think. 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 few weeks of intelligent effort.