Monday, October 22, 2007

Updated sidebar

I have been updating the sidebar. I have added some new blogs, some new sites, some sections for resources on both the ordinary form and the extra-ordinary form of Mass, as well as some Eastern rite Catholic religious Orders in the Men's Religious section.



Ave Maria said...

Roman Sacristan,
In response to your post on NLM about how to learn chant when you have limited time, i found the Gregorian chant master class book with CD by the Abbey of Regina Laudis EXTREMELY helpful when i started. I am a college music major, but i didn't know how to read chant and apply solfege to it, i could only think in terms of whether a chant sounded more major or minor. the master class book really helps you to learn all the modes and the intervals and basic technique and being able to apply correct solfege to the modes is an IMMENSE help in learning the melodies. once i knew how to do that, learning them became MUCH quicker. So i recommend their book. Good luck!

Roman Sacristan said...

Thanks. I'll look into it.
I can often sing chant as long as I have someone leading. My problem is that I really can't sight read on my own, because if I "fall off" the notes, I have a lot of trouble figuring out how to get back on the right notes.
Unless I've heard a chant many, many times, I won't be able to sing it if it is something like the propers or a more complicated hymn.