John Feierabend's wonderfrul DVD of conversational Solfege encourages us to sing in simple solfege, building a small repertoire, practicing this as we would with language and expanding on this over time, slowly. You watch his demonstrations with a group of children.
Level 1 Teacher's Manual - Conversational Solfege is a dynamically captivating first-eighth grade general music program that enables students to become independent musical thinkers with the help of a rich variety of music. Music literacy starts with great literature and an “ear-before-eye” philosophy. Songs are broken down into their component parts then reassembled so that students can bring greater musical understanding to everything they do.
Level 2 Teacher's Manual - In this approach, music literacy for 1st-8th grade begins with great literature and an "ear-before-eye" philosophy. Traditional songs are broken down into component parts and reassembled to meet the ultimate goal of engaging young musicians to hear, understand, read, write, compose and improvise.
Level 3 Teacher's Manual - Introduces the techniques of conversational solfege method, and contains many songs & rhymes used for the development of musical reading & writing skills. To be used with student "Reading Books". Student writing sheets are provided with permission to duplicate.