- In the previous exercise you practised singing a note after a gap.
- Once you are reasonably confident with that, you can move on to this next step.
- This exercise is even more relevant to "real-life" sight-singing.
- This exercise requires you to remember a note in your head while other notes are being played before singing it:
- You must have the note firmly in your head and not be put off by the other notes.
- This is more difficult than the previous exercise and gets more difficult towards the end when the notes are more of a distraction.
- If you have trouble, you may need to spend more time on the previous exercise.
- This skill is useful in sight-singing because it often happens that the note you need to sing is heard in the accompaniment or in another part a little before you need to sing it, but other things happen in the meantime. You need to remember that note and sing it in the right place.
- Before doing the exercises below, please read the comments in the first topic about the use of the exercises and the use of midi.
Listen to the first long note, but sing it only when you hear the "cymbal" noise that follows two or three other quieter notes. In each file there are 12 notes to sing, and each note is played twice, first long for you to listen to it, then short after the other quieter notes and the cymbal noise for you to check your pitch again. Try not to audibly hum the note while you wait for the cymbal noise - try to hear it "in your head".