Both Level 3 Student Books: Elite and Standard Versions include:
- a print copy of the Level 3 Student book (the content of the print book for both the Standard and Elite Versions is identical. See below for details of the fully interactive PDF that comes with the Elite Version);
- a PDF of the Level 3 Student Book (downloaded via the website);
- 16 major sections with six lessons in each section: one each dealing with rhythm, scales, intervals, melody, chords and chord progressions PLUS a Revision & Practice Questions page to complete each section
In addition, the Elite Student Book includes
- the fully-interactive PDF of the Level 3 Student Book of the book (downloaded via the website) containing quick clickable links to ALL Level 3 digital resources including a Video for EVERY teaching concept in the book; How to Practice Videos for all concepts; additional information and worksheets; sightreading and practice sheets and audio files for transcription exercises AND the Level 3 MP3s for Dictations 2nd Edition
The Level 3 Teacher Pack (2nd Edition) consists of:
- a print copy of the Level 3 Teacher book
- a fully-interactive PDF of the Level 3 Teacher book (downloaded via the website) containing quick clickable links to ALL Level 3 digital resources including Teacher specific LESSON PLANS; a Video for EVERY teaching concept in the book; How to Practice Videos for all concepts; additional information and worksheets; sightreading and practice sheets; notation files and audio files for transcription exercises
- a print copy of the Level 3 Student book (the content of the print book for both the Standard and Elite Versions is identical);
- a fully-interactive PDF of the Level 3 Student book: Elite Version (downloaded via the website) as per Elite Student Book information above
- the Level 3 Level 3 CDs for Dictations 2nd Edition
- the Level 3 Level 3 MP3s for Dictations 2nd Edition (downloaded via the website)
- ALL pages from the student book (with easy to use same page numbering system) WITH answers to all the questions in the student book;
- access to all Level 3 digital resources on the DSMusic Website including suggestions, advice, lesson plans and curriculum documents etc to help you set up your full curriculum easily
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The CDs for Dictations and MP3s for Dictations:
- consist of all audio tracks/files for all transcription and dictation material found in the Level 3 2nd Edition books
- For use in the classroom by teachers preparing students for the aural component of Year 11 and 12 studies
- Ideal for use by students as a practice / homework / study tool
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Icons Linking to Online Resources
Throughout this book you will find icons in the left margins of each page. (In the case of mp3 files for transcriptions (CD tracks) these icons are found towards the right of the page next to each relevant exercise). These icons, in the interactive PDF, link directly to the relevant online file, when clicked.
Click on each of the following icons to see an example of each type of resource.
Sightsinging/Sightreading One of the most important practice activities students can do is sightreading - singing in solfa and reading rhythm names are activities that improve all aspects of musicianship. This icon links to sightsinging/sightreading material based on the elements being taught.
Boxed text in pink has been added to these sample pages to highlight the main features of this NEW 2nd Edition!
The rhythm lessons in this text contain clear and concise academic information and explanations. Following every new rhythm taught are many rhythmic examples designed for students to perform – helping to cement their understanding of the new rhythmic element. At the end of each lesson is a worksheet with theory and aural transcription exercises beginning with easy simple and compound time rhythms such as crotchets (quarter notes) and quavers (eighth notes) up to very complex rhythms including syncopations, ties, mixed metre etc.
Scales, Intervals and Melody
The scales, interval and melody lessons deal with diatonic, pentatonic, modal, chromatic and other scale forms, all diatonic and chromatic intervals and melodies for practicing and transcribing in all taught keys. Worksheets follow each lesson giving visual and aural analysis exercises for recognising the tonality of melodies, writing intervals and interval recognition exercises and practicing the skills required for melodic transcriptions. These melodic transcriptions begin with simple single line dictations and moves in sequential steps to more complex two, three and four part dictations.
Chords and Chord Progressions
The chords and chord progression lessons give students a theoretical and aural understanding of the commonly found chord types (including 7th chords) and teaches students to write and recognise (transcribe) these chords within diatonic chord progressions.
A comprehensive appendices section is designed to support the above main sections