Conversational Solfege is a dynamic and captivating second-through-eighth grade general music program that enables students to become independent musical thinkers with the help of a rich variety of folk and classical music.
It is organized around increasingly complex rhythmic and melodic content. Each new rhythmic or melodic element is discovered first in patterns and then reinforced with folk songs, rhymes, and classical examples.
Classical CD for use with Level 2 of John Feierabend's Conversational Solfege series.
In this approach, music literacy for Gr. 2-8 begins with great literature and an "ear-before-eye" philosophy that correlates with the National Standards. 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.
This CD provides 14 classical selections referenced in Conversational Solfege Level 2.
These examples provide reinforcement for emerging literacy skills, and they also enable students to listen to wonderful classical examples with greater attention.
Listening to classical music can be challenging for elementary students. With nothing to hang onto, the many notes can be too much to comprehend and attention soon wanes. But with minimal literacy skills, students will have enough musical information to discover that classical music can be accessible and appealing.
In the included booklet, timings are given for each selection and the portions of the music that are readable by the students are reproduced.
Whether using this CD with Conversational Solfege instructional materials or simply as a resource of classical music with simple to read rhythmic and melodic material, both teachers and students will delight in discovering this wonderful music through literacy.
Includes music from:
- Josef Strauss