Learn to sing Solfege with us!
Why this booklet? What is solfege?
Solfege is an interval training method that uses the syllables Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do. It is used in sight reading, singing and instrument education. It can be used for all types of music education, as well as for choir training.
Experienced musicians know that mastering solfege has many advantages:
- solfege develops musical hearing, both in pitch and rhythm.
- pupils learn sight singing.
- it is easier to learn to play a piece if the pupil already knows how to sing it.
- sight reading is improved by training the relative solfege system.
- solfege stimulates the sense of tonality.
When teachers start music education of children that are not yet able to read, they must find new ways of teaching. Besides listening to the pieces and playing by ear, it will be a great help to sing the pieces on solfege. This improves the tonal sense and serves as an introduction to reading music in addition..
This book is adapted to music education of pupils aged 4 - 9 years old. Pupils too young to read can follow the up and down pitch movements by finger pointing in the book. At the same time, they can sing or listen to the melody. .
In the first part of this book, the pieces are in major scales. In the second part solfege for minor scales is introduced.
Solfege is very well suited for group classes that will be a supplement to individual instrument training. Music teachers should not find it hard to learn solfege from this book.
The book is illustrated and has 36 pages in A4-size (21*29 cm) Click here for price and ordering information
About the author
Kristin Dijkman , the author of this booklet, is a accomplished pianist with a thorough musical education, and with more than 25 years experience as a piano teacher. You can find more about the author here
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