This 12-step teaching method carefully brings students from readiness to, ultimately, create music through inner hearing and then transferring their musical thoughts into notation. In other words, to compose 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. The Teacher's Manual is packed with tone and rhythm card games, duplicating templates, and engaging teaching techniques that make learning and participating a blast, and non-threatening. Each book contains varied song material so the teacher can select appropriate music for the lower grades or older beginners.