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Transcript of Conversational Solfege
Goal of Conversational Solfege is to develop music literacy.
Development of skills that allow for music literacy explored by:
3 Readiness Skills
comfortable and accurate singing skills
Comfortable and accurate moving skills with beat in metrical groups of 2 or 3
The 12 Stages of Conversational Solfege
"Music literacy develops the ability to hear what is seen and see what is heard."
Development of ear comprehension precedes reading, writing, or grammatical structure education
"Artfulness" is often overlooked as a requirement for literacy
Leading thinker on childhood musical development
Committed to finding and collecting American folk music
acts as a bridge to help students understand and enjoy classical music
Belief that community is developed when generations share experiences and a common folk music
2 methods: First Steps in Music, and Conversational Solfege
FAME (Feierabend Association for Music Education)
Professor at Hartt School of Music
Closet key. (2013). Retrieved from www.bethsmusicnotes.blogspot.com
Feierabend, J. (2000). Conversational solfege. Chicago: GIA. Retrieved from http://www.giamusic.com/pdf/Conversational_Solfege.pdf
Feierabend, J. (2012). Developing music literacy with conversational solfege: An aural approach for an aural art. Retrieved from http://www.feierabendmusic.org/conversational-solfege
Feierabend, J. (1990). First steps in music assessment. Retrieved from http://www.feierabendmusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ First_Steps_in_Music_Assessment_form.pdf