Conversational Solfege, Level 2 CD

by John M. Feierabend

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Conversational Solfege is a dynamic and captivating first-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. With the Conversational Solfege approach, music literacy starts with great literature and an “ear-before-eye” philosophy that correlates with the National Standards. Great songs are broken down into their component parts and then reassembled so that students can bring greater musical understanding to everything they do. The ultimate goal is to create fully 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. Each book contains 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.


1. Antonin Dvorak • New World Theme 2. Franz Joseph Haydn • Theme from  the "Surprise Symphony" 3. Camille Saint-Sans • Turtles from Carnival of the Animals 4. Ludwig van Beethoven • Symphony No. 7, 2nd Movement 5. Josef Strauss • Feuerfest (Fireproof) Polka, Op. 269 6. Jacques Offenbach • Can-Can 7. Dmitry Kabalevsky • Pantomime from the Comedians 8. Edvard Grieg • In the Hall of the Mountain King 9. Jacques Offenbach • Barcarolle 10. Edvard Grieg • Morning 11. Ottorino Respighi • Ground in G 12. Johann Sebastian Bach • Jesu, Joy of Men's Desiring 13. Jean Sibelius • Finlandia 14. Ludwig Van Beethoven • Symphony No. 6, Movement 5 

John M. Feierabend, PhD, is Director of the Music Education Division at The Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, Connecticut.

Edition Format: CD