Conversational Solfege Level 2 Teacher’s Edition is a progressive general music program designed for first-through-eighth grades. This program, by John M. Conversational Solfege Level 1 Teacher Edition, by John Feierabend, is a 3-ring binder filled with pages of teaching techniques with song and rhyme. Based on models used to teach conversational foreign languages, Conversational Solfege develops an understanding of music through the use of rhythm.

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Student writing sheets are provided with permission to duplicate. I am also a Kansas teacher conversationl our district has just adopted CS as the elementary curriculum. I am getting ready to test solcege individually on unit one rhythms, when the majority of the class or grade can sightread a pattern — either from the book or another source — I move on.

The ultimate goal is to create fully engaged, independent musicians who can hear, understand, read, write, compose, and improvise.

We only have music once a week for 45 minutes and it takes me about one semester per unit to complete. These supplementary resources are designed to compliment the Conversational Solfege curriculum and will help to reinforce learning and retention Learn more.

February 11, at 3: The selection of songs and rhymes used in this method are from the rich repertoire of traditional folksongs and conversatiohal.


The order of rhythm and tonal patterns used were determined through an investigation of those rhythm and tonal elements which occur regularly in traditional children’s folksongs and rhymes, from the simplest to the most complex. Sequence of Rhythm and Tonal Patterns Appendix 2: If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences. Newly published by GIA! Conversational Solfege Level 2 Teacher’s Edition is a progressive general music program designed for first-through-eighth grades.

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Or do I start the unit from the first technique echo me, then echo the instrument, then learn this song or rhyme etc. It is inspiring, refreshing and exciting!

Viewing 11 posts – 1 through 11 of 11 total. Temporarily out of stock, reserve yours today In Stock In Stock. January 5, at 2: My email is dtidwell at gckschools dot com if you want to email me. Great songs are broken down into their component parts and then reassembled so that students can bring greater musical understanding to everything they do.

Music education begins with literature and an “ear-before-eye” philosophy. Thank you so much Dtidwell! With the Conversational Solfege approach, music literacy starts with great literature and an “ear-before-eye” philosophy that correlates with the National Standards.

Conversational Solfege, Level 2 conversationzl Student Book. Clark Saunders, which will enable you to more completely track the progress of each student. I am done with level one and am starting level 2.


Hover to zoom Click to enlarge. Feierabend workshop last year on First Steps in music and Conversational Solfege, and am completely sold on the teaching method.

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Curriculum Books – Level 2 This beautiful and significant revision to Level 2 continues development Enable All Save Changes. This beautiful and significant revision to Level 2 continues development Read full description Print preview. Level 3 builds on the lessons of the first two books in this curriculum. This variety of music serves conveersational a common thread that spans and bonds generations.

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NAfME uses cookies to give users the best experience on our website. This program, by John M. Unit one takes longer because so much is new, other units move faster, particularly once the students know the techniques.

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How will I know when the group is ready for unit two? March 31, at April 2, at Feierabend said to work on CS about 10 minutes per class.

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