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Ear Test.—(3) To repeat a simple phrase of not more than four notes, using the syllable 'laa,' after hearing the Examiner sing or play it twice through.

Example.

Song Test.—(4) To sing in unison or in two parts, if preferred, in good time and tune, and sweetly, a school song (set to words) previously prepared.”

PART II.-FOR SCHOOLS USING THE TONIC SOL-FA METHOD

AND NOTATION.

Division 2.

Note Test.—(1) To sol-fa slowly from the Examiner's pointing on the modulator, in several keys (the key-tone in each case being given), the tones of the Doh chord in any order, and the other tones of the scale in stepwise succession.

Example. dm s d' sms d m r d m s I s f m si t d' Time Test.—(2) To sing on one tone to the syllable “laa,an exercise including one-pulse and two-pulse tones, in two-pulse or four-pulse measure.

Example.
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Ear Test.—(3) To imitate a simple phrase of not more than four notes, using the syllable “laa," after hearing the Examiner sing or play it twice through.

Example. d m r d | di 8 I s || 8 d t d' || Song Test.—(4) To sing in unison or in two parts, if preferred, in good time and tune, and sweetly, a school song (set to words) previously prepared.

The following scheme for teaching tonic sol-fa has been prepared by Mr. Watkins, Music Instructor to the London School Board :

Ix Boys', GIRLS', AND MIXED SCHOOLS.

** APPARATUS REQUIRED IN EACH SCHOOL.

(1) Modulator.
(2) School Charts (new edition).

(3) Class Books.
** TIME.—(1) Weekly lesson for half an hour.

(2) Ten minutes daily.

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Modulator exercises 6
Ear exercises

5 Time exercises

5 Singing of exercises from charts or books

10 * (2) Daily lesson—Voice training

3 Modulator

3 Ear tests and singing alternately

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PART II.

Division II., STANDARD I.

"Tune.

“(1) To sol-fa slowly from the teacher's pointing on the modulator, in different keys (the key-tone in each case having been given), the tones of the Doh chord in any order, and the other tones of the scale in stepwise succession.

(2) To sing similar exercises from the manual signs.

(3) To sing similar exercises of two or three tones from dictation. By dictation is meant that the teacher, having given the key-tone, shall name some notes, and require the children to sing the sounds represented by these notes. "(4) Ear Tests(a) To imitate a simple phrase of not more than

four notes, using the syllable ‘laa' after

hearing it sung twice. (6) To tell the tone Doh, Me, or Soh, on hearing

it sung three times to the syllable 'laa,' the key-tone having been sung.

Time.

(1) To sing in correct time Exercises 1 to 10 of the School Charts on one tone to the syllable ‘laa.'

(2) To sing in correct time on one tone "laaan exercise written on the blackboard, including one-pulse and two-pulse tones, in two-pulse or four-pulse measure.

Time and Tune.

(1) To sing in time and tune any one of the Exercises 1 to 10 of School Charts, the time having been first learnt.

(2) To sing as above a similar exercise from the blackboard.

(3) To sing sweetly in unison or in two parts, in good time and tune, five school songs.

Voice Training. (1) The teacher must insist on soft singing, with mouths well opened.

“(2) A short daily exercise to be given in singing the chord of the tonic (d m s d') in keys C and D, very softly to syllable' ah,' sustaining each sound about a second.

(3) Scale exercises in keys C and D. These should be practised downwards and very softly. Children who sing out of tune must listen attentively : they will in a short time be able to join the rest.”

CHAPTER VII.

STANDARD II.

[If the teacher of Standard II. has not previously taught Standard I., he should read the part preceding this, to learn how the children have been already taught.]

SCHEDULE I. (NEW CODE, 1883). READING.—To read a short paragraph from an elementary reading-book.

Reading with intelligence will be required, and increased fluency and expression. Two sets of readingbooks must be provided for Standard II. The Inspector may examine from any of the books in

use in the Standard. The intelligence of the reading will be tested partly by questions on the meaning of what is read." (New Code, 1883.)

In Standard II. two ordinary reading-books may be used, unless the managers prefer that the second book should be a Geographical or scientific reader to correspond to the second class subject. An ordinary reading-book will provide a sufficient amount of good literature for exercise in the art of reading, and for all the purposes of teaching English if taken as a class subject."

In Standard II. intelligent reading will probably suffice to justify a pass without much examination into

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