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THE SAYRE SERIES™

Educational Philosophy
& Mission

The Sayre Series Motto

The Sayre Series™ motto is “Read it, write it, play it, sing it!™”

The Sayre Series Mission

The Sayre Series™ mission is to strengthen general public education, to elevate musical pedagogy, to support liberal arts education and democracy, and to facilitate cultural enrichment for all.

The Sayre Series Design

The Sayre Series™ is designed and constructed using three fundamental principles:

1. Integrated presentation of the materials of music
2. Organic growth of awareness, literacy, and skill cultivated methodically over time
3. Active, synergistic engagement and reinforcement of concepts and materials through multiple, varied stimuli

the sayre series™

History & Use

The Sayre Series is a collection of teaching materials designed to cultivate basic musicianship and musical literacy (including music theory and aural skills) in early-to-intermediate level music students of all ages. The genesis of the work was composer/pianist Paul Sayre’s successful cultivation of basic musicianship skills with private students, community music school students, and university students.

The Sayre Series™ Musicianship Workbooks are designed to be used as companion to any and all instrumental method books. The Workbooks can be used by any competent music teacher and require no special training. Teachers need only follow the directions provided at the front of the book to achieve strong, balanced, basic musicianship and musical literacy with students.

The Sayre Series Is Designed With Four Objectives

1. Facilitate substantive general music education
2. Unify study of applied instrumental lessons, ear-training, and music theory
3. Bridge pedagogic disconnect among various musical instruments, teachers, and curricula
4. Support collaboration between and among students, teachers, private lessons, group lessons, classrooms, and schools.

THE SAYRE SERIES™

Musicianship Workbooks for String Players

Musicianship Workbook 1
for Violin Students

A combined beginning theory workbook, beginning ear-training workbook, and beginning scale book for violin students. The Sayre Series™ Musicianship Workbook One helps violin students master the essential rudiments of musicianship through balanced introduction to and careful reinforcement of intervals, key signatures, scales, triads, cadences, ear-training, and dictation. Musicianship Workbook One combines reading, writing, playing, singing, and active listening for integrated reinforcement, satisfying experience, and more complete understanding.

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Musicianship Workbook 1
for Viola Students

A combined beginning theory workbook, beginning ear-training workbook, and beginning scale book for viola students. The Sayre Series™ Musicianship Workbook One helps viola students master the essential rudiments of musicianship through balanced introduction to and careful reinforcement of intervals, key signatures, scales, triads, cadences, ear-training, and dictation. Musicianship Workbook One combines reading, writing, playing, singing, and active listening for integrated reinforcement, satisfying experience, and more complete understanding.

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Musicianship Workbook 1
for Cello Students

A combined beginning theory workbook, beginning ear-training workbook, and beginning scale book for cello students. The Sayre Series™ Musicianship Workbook One helps cello students master the essential rudiments of musicianship through balanced introduction to and careful reinforcement of intervals, key signatures, scales, triads, cadences, ear-training, and dictation. Musicianship Workbook One combines reading, writing, playing, singing, and active listening for integrated reinforcement, satisfying experience, and more complete understanding.

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Musicianship Workbook 1
for Double Bass Students

A combined beginning theory workbook, beginning ear-training workbook, and beginning scale book for double bass students. The Sayre Series™ Musicianship Workbook One helps double bass students master the essential rudiments of musicianship through balanced introduction to and careful reinforcement of intervals, key signatures, scales, triads, cadences, ear-training, and dictation. Musicianship Workbook One combines reading, writing, playing, singing, and active listening for integrated reinforcement, satisfying experience, and more complete understanding.

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