Written by a world leader in the music education field, this book examines the role of solfege as an invaluable tool for the music education professional. Far from being old-fashioned, the proper use of solfege is as central as ever to a quality music education program.
Solfege is vital in properly sequencing instruction, teaching towards individual differences, and tracking student achievement.
There are two types of solfege: tonal and rhythm. This book explains in detail comparisons between the older and newer solfege systems, and also how to properly sequence instruction with solfege.
Through the proper use of solfege in music instruction, not only will the student’s audiation skills improve…so will the teacher’s.
This wonderful book clarifies the important role of solfege in fostering an abundant understanding of music among every student.
Chapter Excerpt: Takadimi Rhythm Syllables
Edwin E. Gordon is known through the world as a preeminent researcher, teacher, author, editor, and lecturer in the fields of music education and aptitude. He lives with his wife, Carol, in Columbia, South Carolina.