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My book Duvidava© Rhythm sight reading
- Learned quickly but most detailed system for learning to read rhythms. Suitable for independent study
- Achieve the appropriate phrasing and learn rhythm method theory
- Used by kids, students and professionals
In spite of their name, the prima vista exercises in this book should be rehearsed repeatedly until they feel and sound like second nature. They are designed to train that all- important coupling of the visual and phonetic associated with each rhythmic entity, so practice makes perfect.
The book contains 51 prima vista exercises.
With the app you can learn the right phonetic sounds, repeat difficult phrases and gradually increase the tempo. som lette.Buy
Phonetics and phrasing
The visual and phonetic aspects of the Duvidava system go hand-in-hand. That is, you learn to see various rhythmic entities as visualizations with accompanying sounds. As you progress, these sounds and rhythms become one and the same, offering a fast track past unnecessary intermediate mathematical steps and making the learning process much more intuitive.
On top of that, the phonetic aspect of the system helps learners internalize the correct phrasing, or articulation, for the rhythmic entities they have learned.
The book Duvidava© Rhythm sight reading contains three complete teaching units for use in any language.
- Teach in your native language
- Teach classes or instrument students
- 7th, 8th and 9th grade music classes
- Music school programs
- Continuation/boarding schools
- Brass bands
- Wind ensembles
This unit starts right from the most basic rhythmic knowledge.
Unit 2 and 3:
- Music conservatories
- Classical ensembles
- Big bands
Units 2 and 3 are part of one continuous unit that I have divided in two for the sake of ease of use. Try them out as the material for two different semesters of university level music coursework.
This book is comprised partly of all of the pages from the three student booklets, and partly of intervening pages explaining, step-by-step, what the instructor should go through in in-class blackboard sessions.
When the teacher on the board goes through a new topic, e.g. the page marked
"D1, Review on the board", so the student takes notes in his "Exercises" booklet on page D1. So little by little, the student creates his own book.
All Prima Vista exercises are of course pre-printed in the students' booklets.
As a music teacher, we have ample preparation. So the good news is, I've organized the tutorial for you so it's easy to go to. You just have to be one exercise in front of the students
But the material is also designed so that in the long run you have the opportunity to make it more personal by using your own music examples, changing the dictations etc.
What do you need?
- The book Duvidava© Rhythm sight reading for yourself
- A Duvidava© Exercises booklet per student
If you want to do "Unit 1", your students must have Duvidava© Exercises 1.
Students with basic note-reading skills can skip Exercises 1 and start directly on Exercises 2 / Unit 2.Visit
I recommend that students download the free app as it is a great supplement.
I would suggest spending 8 weeks, with two 30-minute lessons per week, on each unit. Students should practice ten minutes a day on their own.
Tried and true
Prior to being published, this material was tested and fine-tuned in 11 separate music theory / ear training courses over the course of 7 semesters at the Frontsession School of Music. During that time, the material has been put through its paces by a broad range of students, from those with no experience in reading music to advanced music readers.