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THE SAYRE SERIES™

Educational Philosophy
& Mission Statement

The Sayre Series Motto

“Read it, write it, play it, sing it!™”

The Sayre Series Mission

Our 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™ is Constructed Using Three Fundamental Principles

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

 

 

the sayre series™

History

The Sayre Series™ is a collection of teaching materials designed specifically to cultivate basic musicianship (including music theory and ear-training) in early-to-intermediate-level music students (of all ages). The genesis of The Sayre Series™ was composer and pianist Paul Sayre’s work and materials for cultivating balanced basic musicianship with his private students and university students.

The Sayre Series™ provides teachers and students with an array of valuable musicianship materials for use in tandem with, and as companion to, the great variety of excellent instrumental method books.

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

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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