Woodbury, I. B. (Issac Baker), 1819-1858 (ed.) / The new lute of Zion: a collection of sacred music, designed for the use of congregations generally, but more especially the Methodist Episcopal Church
The music teacher, pp. [III]-XXXVIII
BIC TEAChIER. imtThe teacher will. remark to the class that as the male and female voices differ in e pic, they cannot sing the pa part, wthout creath what is called false harmony adfaulty progressions; i. e. consecutive octave , le. he femle voieS are divided inohgh or low, or Soprano and Alto. A good soprano will sing up to A alove the staff, and nn alto sbould be able to sing A below. A tenor voice (the highest male voice) should be able to sing F or G above tbe base clef, and the base voice should sing (I, first line base clef; See the Exercise above, in which the voices are illstrated, and ahout the compass of eachi is shown. Another rule, which will enable the pupil to Sdecide which is the legitimate part for him or her, is this: if the high notes generally 1 can be sung easier than the low, then tenor for male, and soprano for female voices. lthough they may not be able to reach G above. If, on the contrary, the low notes r are sung with greater ease, then base for male, and alto for female voiees. A faithful of on, and manner of poducing it (for all voices differ in this respect): Als it for- mation on the high or low notes should be very particularly attended to. ~the parts are Usually arranged. ha pi Although theG clef is generally used in this *ame C- o. country for the tenor, yet it is not correct, for in- ~ iea _____________ stead of music being, performed where written, it !ATO is in reality sung eight notes lower. Thu C clef, which is in comnunue in Europe, hqyewould remedy this difficulty, butr as it requires ctve some time to acquire a knowledge of it, by coom. SASS. mon consent the G clef has been substituted frfit i t~ ly in this country. Sometimes the soprano and alto Ir ence, a are written on one staff, and the tenor and base on s.Af- another, making but two staffs in a brace, instead he maie of four as abovc. This way of writing, music saves room, and other impor- ay about taut advantages are derived from it. For example, thus: I "so~ ' "It will be perceived, by turning to any tune that is written ontwo safthat the seso h (I) - notes in the soprano turn up, while those in the ,/ zzs,.oa alto tur~down; the tenor notes turn up, and the ,, baedw.Tehighest notes in theGce are _____for the soprano, and the highest in the ba~o for E I sA. tenor. 141e C-boaku the seine pitch. Rzu.z..-Contlnue tG practice $ues as variety and profit reqtmre.
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