Florida All State Prep

sight reading PREP

MIDDLE SCHOOL
SENIOR HIGH


General Criteria for Sight-Reading Exercises​

1. There are three exercises of eight measures (24 total). The minimum passing score is eight measures.

2. The range of the exercises should not exceed a Major 6th and should not be lower than; Middle C for the Treble voice (C4), C below Middle C for the Baritone voice (C3) and G below Middle C for the Changing Voice (G3). The range should not be higher than; C above middle C for the Treble voice (C5), Middle C for the Baritone (C4) and F above Middle C for the Changing voice (F4).​​


General Criteria for Sight-Reading Exercises

1. There are five exercises of eight measures (40 total). The minimum passing score is ten measures.                                                             2. The range of the exercises should not exceed a Major 9th and should not be lower than B flat below middle C or higher than E in the second octave above middle C (and octave lower for bass clef.)

​Specific Criteria for Progression by Exercise

1     Key C Major (Treble/Bari), G Major (Changing Voice) Pitch Stepwise, diatonic, with repeated notes Meter 4/4 Duration Quarter, half and whole notes, no rests

Specific Criteria for Progression by Exercise

1        Key C Major Pitch Stepwise, diatonic Meter 4/4 Duration Whole, half and quarter notes in measures 1 – 4; dotted quarter and eighth notes added in measures 5 – 8 

2     ​​Key Same as number 1 Pitch Stepwise, diatonic, with repeated notes and skips limited to the tonic triad Meter 3/4 Duration   Quarter, Dotted Quarter with eighth, Half, and Dotted Half Notes, Quarter rests

2 Key F Major Pitch Stepwise, diatonic, with skips limited to Tonic triad on the beat level, lower neighbor approach to the Tonic or Dominant, or upper neighbor approach to the Dominant Meter 3/4 or 4/4 2 Duration Add rests at the beat level (quarter notes)

3    Key D Major (Treble/Bari), A Major (Changing Voice) Pitch Stepwise, diatonic, skips limited to the tonic triad at the beat level Meter 3/4 or 4/4 Duration Eighth, Quarter, Half, Dotted Half and Whole notes, Quarter and Eighth rests

3 Key d minor, harmonic form Pitch Stepwise, diatonic, with skips on the Tonic triad at the beat level Meter 3/4 or 4/4  Duration Beat and division level notes with passing eighths and/or a one beat triplet on repeated notes​



4 Key G Major or D Major Pitch Stepwise, diatonic, with skips on the Tonic triad Meter 6/8 or 6/4 (compound duple) 4 Duration Add dotted quarter rest, dotted eighth and sixteenth notes 







5 Key C Major Pitch Stepwise and skips on the Tonic, Sub-Dominant and Dominant Triads, chromatic alterations of the 4th (fi), and 7th (te) approached Stepwise. Meter 4/4, 3/4 or 6/8  Duration All values previously used plus dotted eighths/sixteenths, syncopation at the division level and ties across the bar line.