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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Great point about this notation looking like ties and being confusing as a result. Buy in this Format. Email Required, but never shown. It doesn’t appear to be a misprint, as the other smaller units are proportionally related to the whole-note unit.

In contrast to many musical textbooks written by academic musicians, these were produced by a man who could play every instrument of the orchestra, could compose a satisfying piece for almost every kind of ensemble, and who was one of the most stimulating teachers of his day.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Sign up using Facebook. I used this book for my conducting class. 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. Post as a guest Name.


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The first exercise is actually odd because it groups 5 beats together which is an odd way to start an exercise to teach the basics of rhythm. Our agents will determine if the content reported is inappropriate or not based on the guidelines provided and will then take mussicians where needed. Sometimes it just feels better to be singing real music while working on your musicianship!

Contemporary music is full of sundry rhythmic challenges.

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Please verify your birth date to continue. So, although I agree that Hindemith’s example is misleading, it does show a common problem with equating length of elemenhary with their number of beats even if this is unintentional! Karl-erik Jansson rated it it was amazing Sep 05, Feb 01, Paul rated it it was amazing.

Or am I reading this wrong? Here are the first three trainihg A note ends exactly when the next note or rest begins. Or am I failing to understand some fundamental aspect of duration in rhythm? But you’re absolutely right, this small section is quite misleading.


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And the unit in Exercise C a quarter-note? 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: This collection of exercises is intended to develop basic musicianship skills: Robert rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Paperbackpages.

The exercises begin deceptively simple and increase in difficulty. Carl rated it it was amazing Apr 02, However, when work comes in fits and starts, and I find myself without a project for a moment, I practice my musicianship skills.

If only Hindemith had used ties Exercises are presented in alto, tenor, bass and treble clefs. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. However, I am confused by his use of rhythmic proto-notation in the first chapter. Address Address is required.

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