Complete set of Conversational Solfege by John Feierabend.
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.
In this approach, music literacy for Gr. 2-8 starts with great literature and an "ear-before-eye" philosophy that correlates with the National Standards. Great songs are broken down into component parts and reassembled to meet the ultimate goal of engaged, independent musicians who can hear, understand, read, write, compose and improvise.
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.