The Conversational Solfege 2-DVD set explores the strategies and ideas presented in John Feierabend’s “Conversational Solfege” music curriculum. This DVD set includes 6 hours of effective instruction on the history, philosophy, and pedagogy of this music program.
Disc 1 begins with background information on little-known historical examples of melody and rhythm methods that served in part as the foundations for the Conversational Solfege Curriculum. Also on Disc 1, Dr. Feierabend outlines the 12-step program for developing listening, singing, reading, writing, improvisation, and composition skills, and explains how he developed the curriculum based on rhythm and solfege characteristics found in folk songs of the United Sates.
Disc 2 highlights Dr. Feierabend's active and energetic presentation style as he demonstrates the many fun and effective techniques for teaching all 12 steps contained in Conversational Solfege, Level 1 and Level 2. Using innovative teaching techniques from the four companion books to Conversational Solfege (The Book of Canons, The Book of Song Tales, The Book of Song Dances, and The Book of Playground Songs and Rhymes), he presents ways to expand and enhance the lesson plans found in Conversational Solfege.