CONVERSATIONAL SOLFEGE - Level 2 Teacher's Manual

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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.

Teacher's Manual for 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.

The Teacher’s Manual is packed with tone and rhythm card games, duplicating templates, and engaging teaching techniques that make learning and participating a blast—and non-threatening. It also includes an extensive assessment section by Dr. Clark Saunders, which will enable you to more completely track the progress of each student.

Central to the Conversational Solfege program is the use of music harvested from our rich and diverse American musical history. This variety of music serves as a common thread that spans and bonds generations including varied song material so the teacher can select appropriate music for the lower grades or older beginners.

This 12-step teaching method carefully brings students from readiness to, ultimately, creating music through inner hearing and then transferring their musical thoughts into notation—in other words, to compose music!

This series is a complete, innovative approach to teaching music that will stay fresh year after year.

Teacher's Manual for Level 2
3-ring binder, 416 pp

Additional Info

Contents include:

  • Unit 5: Introduces So; Absolute Letter Names for Do Re Mi So in F Major & G Major
  • Unit 6: Quarter Rest in 2/4 Meter
  • Unit 7: Half Note in 2/4 Meter
  • Unit 8: Dotted Quarter Rest in 6/8 Meter
  • Unit 9: Dotted Half Note in 6/8 Meter
  • Unit 10: Introduces La, Absolute Letter Names for Do Re Mi So La in F Major & G Major
  • Unit 11: Introduces Fa, Absolute Letter Names for Do Re Mi Fa So in F Major & G Major
  • Unit 12: La is Added to Do Re Mi Fa & So, Key of D Major & the Related Absolute Letter Names Are Introduced
  • Unit 13: Quarter Note Followed by the Eighth Note in 6/8 Meter
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