Item No: 9153


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:

  • Beethoven
  • Dvorak
  • Greig
  • Haydn
  • Kabalevsky
  • Offenbach
  • Saint-Saens
  • Sibelius
  • Josef Strauss


Additional Info

CD Contents:

Conversational Solfege Unit 5:

  • ​1. Antonin Dvorak • New World Theme

Conversational Solfege Unit 6:

  • 2. Franz Joseph Haydn • Theme from the "Surprise Symphony"
  • 3. Camille Saint-Sans • Turtles from Carnival of the Animals
  • 4. Ludwig van Beethoven • Symphony No. 7, 2nd Movement
  • 5. Josef Strauss • Feuerfest (Fireproof) Polka, Op. 269

Conversational Solfege Unit 7:

  • 6. Jacques Offenbach • Can-Can
  • 7. Dmitry Kabalevsky • Pantomime from the Comedians
  • 8. Edvard Grieg • In the Hall of the Mountain King

Conversational Solfege Unit 9 and Unit 11:

  • 9. Jacques Offenbach • Barcarolle

Conversational Solfege Unit 10:

  • 10. Edvard Grieg • Morning

Conversational Solfege Unit 11:

  • 11. Ottorino Respighi • Ground in G

Conversational Solfege Unit 12:

  • 12. Johann Sebastian Bach • Jesu, Joy of Men's Desiring
  • 13. Jean Sibelius • Finlandia

Conversational Solfege Unit 13:

  • 14. Ludwig Van Beethoven • Symphony No. 6, Movement 5

Listen to Samples:

NOTE: This is NOT the full track listing.

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