טעמי המקרא: A Step-by-Step Guide to Chanting Torah

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URJ Books and Music, Jan 1, 2004 - Music - 96 pages
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These step-by-step guides are crucial for anyone who wants to learn how to chant Torah and haftarah portions as well as m'gillot. Each volume is divided into 13 lesson plans and features useful appendices and bibliography. On the included CDs, Cantors Marshall Portnoy and Josee Wolff guide you through the correct way to chant each of the various sounds. This series allows you to work at your own pace, and the only prerequisites are a basic ability to read Hebrew and a willingness to learn!
  

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This and the companion Art of Haftarah are fantastic resources for anyone interested in learning how to chant.

Review: The Art of Torah Cantillation: A Step-By-Step Guide to Chanting Torah [With CD]

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I couldn't chant Torah without this text. Four years after taking the class I still refer back to it and the accompanying CD for unfamiliar trope. Read full review

Contents

Contents Introduction
4
Chanting a Phrase from Tor ahThe Etnachta Clause
5
Ending a Verse of TorahThe SofPasuk Clause
14
How Cantillation Works
19
The Katon Clause
22
A Look at Kadma
31
ZakefGadol
36
The Tvir Clause
37
Karnei Parah Yareach Ben Yomo
64
You Can Chant Torah
65
A Historical Overview
68
Appendix B Trope Relationships
71
Unusual Torah Portions
76
ParashotTorah Portions
84
Appendix E High Holy Day Cantillation
86
Appendix F Scanning the Tikkun
87

The Rvii ClausePart One
44
The Rvii ClausePart Two
48
Tlisha Ktanah Pazer Tlisha Gdolah
52
The Segol Clause
58
Appendix G Glossary of Terms Related to the Ritual of Reading Torah
89
Appendix H Music Charts
92
Bibliography
96
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About the author (2004)

Portnoy, the cantor of Main Line Reform Temple in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, is a member of the American Conference of Cantors and the Cantors Assembly, and has been recently appointed to the editorial board of Reform Judaism magazine.

Wolff, Director of the Joint Commission on Synagogue Music of Reform Judaism, has served congregations in The Netherlands, Israel, and the New York area. Born and raised in The Netherlands, she was the first woman from the European continent to be invested as a cantor.

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