Crash Course in Solfege

Looking to improve you ear and sing more IN TUNE?

a warm welcome & overview from brenda earle stokes

Do you struggle to sing in tune?
Do you need to build your musicianship skills to support your work?
Are you looking to deepen your understanding of music theory?
Are you looking for foundational materials to use with your students?
What if I told you that solfege is the ticket to hearing and understanding music in a fundamental way?

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Crash Course in Solfege: Major Edition is the perfect course for any singer or instrumentalist who has been desperate to improve your pitch, build your ear for harmony and just sing and play better. Solfege (the singing of Do, Re, Mi) is a secret weapon that has been used for hundreds of years to develop ear training and is getting a modern update for everyone to access.

The course consists of 8 lessons that will take you through a series of exercises that are designed to get you internalizing the course material in the clearest and most efficient way possible. Brenda sings every exercise clearly and explains each step. She has all included additional videos of a baritone male singer singing the exercises, which may be easier for some people to sing with. And in case you don't have access to a piano or guitar, she has included a set of downloadable MP3s of piano tracks that you can practice along with.

You don't need to have a theory background to do this course and you definitely don't have to be able to read music. This course also serves as an excellent preparatory step to get ready to learn how to sight sing. This is the perfect course for you to use alone or with a teacher, and is a phenomenal resource for choir directors, private music teachers and more.

Sing in tune, understand theory and build your musicianship beyond your wildest dreams!

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Crash Course in Solfege: Major Edition and Crash Course in Solfege: Minor Edition are unique online courses designed to build your musical ear quickly and efficiently! Sing in tune all the time!!

these courses come with:

Online video lessons with clear and organized instruction
All Exercises sung by female and male voices
Lifetime 24/7 access to the courses
Downloadable print material that includes meticulously notated exercises
A free downloadable Kodaly Hand Signs poster
Live support via a private Facebook group

"Brenda, Thank you for your course!  It fully lived up to its promise to teach me every basic I need in my studio in a few weeks of short daily practice. The icing on the cake is that you gave lots more information that I can get as much out of as I put into it digging deeper. I look forward to continuing to practice my "faking" skills and soon be accompanying myself and my students."

Winnie Fristoe, Singer & Voice Teacher

"Brenda is an inspiration She loves and breathes her passion for piano and her course is clear, concise and it works ! I can’t wait to get to the piano every day now! Thanks Brenda!!"

Kath Williams, Singer & Voice Teacher

"This is a fantastic course and an absolute game-changer for voice teachers. Seriously. If your piano is just for scales, and you're convinced that you can't learn to play, think again! You don't have to be a brilliant pianist to accompany your students! Thank you, Brenda!"

Meredith Colby, Chicago voice teacher, Speaker, Blogger, Author of Money Notes

Is Crash Course in Solfege right for you?

This is the course for you if  you...

    • are a singer or instrumentalist
    • are a beginner, intermediate or advanced musician
    • can read music or can't read music
    • need to sing more in tune
    • want to understand theory in a more tactile way
    • want to build your ears to hear melody and harmony better
    • are a music teacher or choral conductor who wants new tools to help your students
    • want to sing harmonies
    • want to bring your musical skills to the next level!
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Crash Course in Solfege: Minor Edition

Build your ears and understand harmony in the minor tonality!

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Crash Course in Solfege: Minor Edition is a follow-up to the wildly popular Crash Course in Solfege: Major Edition. Brenda has created an online course designed to have you hearing and singing in minor easily and effectively. We take a deep dive into Natural Minor, Harmonic Minor and Melodic Minor, using La-based Moveable Do Solfege and learning to master the Kodaly hand signs at the same time. Each video lesson explains all of the relevant theory information and Brenda walks you through each note of the scale. There is an accompanying video of a male voice singing all of the exercises as well.

The course includes a 25 page downloadable PDF with all of the exercises, plus practice tips and theory wisdom. And as a SUPER BONUS, the course includes downloadable posters of all of the Kodaly hand signs.

This is the perfect course for you to use to learn how to really sing and hear in the minor keys, and is a wonderful resource to use with your voice or instrumental students or your choristers!

My approach is creative and hands on, from start to finish.  No complicated theory to memorize - just my proved method of exploring composition in a way that will energize and expand your playing.

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Jazz Piano Accompaniment

Now more than ever, singers are pulled towards becoming fluid and confident on the piano. As a performing jazz singer and pianist, I have had the great pleasure of teaching a great many wonderful singers to accompany themselves on piano. This course is clear, concise, and will have you accompanying yourself and your students quickly and easily.

Piano Skills for Singers - Levels 1 and 2

These unique courses were built to empower singers of all levels and genres to develop needed piano skills.  After over 20 years of teaching singers how to play piano, Brenda created these online courses to help singers around the world become the pianists they had always dreamed of becoming.  Skipping over the method books, scale fingering and many of the other hurdles, this method is direct and based on the actual skills singers need to succeed at the keyboard.

Private Piano & Voice Lessons

I teach students all over the world via Skype and FaceTime. One-on-one instruction is a great way to dig deep into your musical life and I design a custom curriculum that will set you on the road to achieving your musical goals. Contact me for more information!

Words can not express how much I am enjoying our piano lessons.  I believe you understand how I learn and what I need to know to express myself.  I'm mostly self taught and the pieces of things I know are locking together. The lessons we are doing are tremendously valuable to me.  Thank you so much for taking me on as a student." - F.C, Current Student