The Pulse of Music - Book I
In Gregorian Chant notes are arranged like a train....each note or grouping has a clear purpose and when connected to its neighbors makes up a melody.
This book teaches how to see them, read them and sing them. It was created for self-teaching, individual instruction, choir training or chant workshops.
This book is created to help people learn to recognize chant notes and signs. They were created to be scribed on large manuscript pages, with notes large enough so that a group of singers could stand and all sing from one page. For this reason, when printed in modern small bools to be held in hand, the notes can be hard to read.
To solve this problem, this little book displays each note and sign in large form so that you can absorb the sight of it and what it means so that when you use a small score the small notes will be easier for you to read. A look at a small note form will bring to memory the large one that you learned about here.
Noel Jones uses this book in a class lasting only 45' in which those participating are able to begin singing and following chant notation by the end of the class.