Grade 1 is the first sight singing level in SightReadingMastery. Exercises in grade 1 are approachable because they contain no leaps (all intervals are stepwise). They're also all in 4/4 and only four bars long. At the same time, grade 1 sight singing exercises require of the musician a good grasp on music reading fundamentals and a greater degree of ear training and music theory background than do the grade 1 exercises for most instruments.
Grade 1 Sight Singing Exercise
Try this free sight singing exercise to get a sense of what you can expect in grade 1.
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Tips for Grade 1 Sight Singing
- Get situated where you can see the exercise while maintaining good singing posture (an iPad or tablet is especially convenient for this, as you can set it right on your music stand; print this page if needed)
- Use the bass/treble clef toggle if you need to change clefs; then press the "Starting Note" button to find your pitch and take 30 seconds to look over the exercise.
- Once you've started, keep going no matter what – learning not to stop even when you make a mistake is one of the most important skills in sight singing
- When you're finished playing, press the "Listen" button to hear a correct performance of the exercise; take a moment to reflect on how you did