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.
Introduces the techniques of conversational solfege method, and contains many songs and rhymes used for the development of musical reading and writing skills. To be used with student "Reading Books". Student writing sheets are provided with permission to duplicate.