Solfege is a skill that many consider a “classical thing.” It’s true that solfege is usually learned in a classical choral setting. What if I told you that learning solfege is effective for singers and instrumentalists of every genre. So: Who needs solfege?
Here is a list of who needs solfege and what they can do with it.
Choral Directors need solfege
- Grow better choristers
- Improve sight singing & part retention
- Fast track through music theory
- Build your group’s sound
Classical Singers need solfege
- Build sight singing skills
- Learn music faster
- Connect to music theory in a profound way
Singer songwriters need solfege
- Sing more in tune
- Find your first note faster in a song
- Find a way to harmonize lines with ease
- Start thinking about background vocals
- Practice all kinds of different part-writing
- Gain a deeper feeling and function of the scale
- Write better melodies
Pop and rock singers
- Sing and tune better
- Have an easier time connecting to the instrumentalists in the band
- Become a totally amazing backup singer
Instrumentalists need solfege
- Sing your way through harmony
- Develop your inner ear in a deeper way
- Build your ability to be able to transcribe music
- Transpose music easier
- Instrumentalists who sing have a much deeper connection to music
Music Teachers and Music Therapists
- Gain more confidence with your own skills to become a better musician
- Learn music more quickly
- Learn a new bag of tricks to share with your students
- Be able to hear music more vividly
- Working on your voice is a great way to communicate with and inspire your students
Musical Theater Singers need solfege
- Sing in tune
- Learn music faster and retain it
- Nail those tricky chorus harmonies that are always hanging you up
- Develop skills that you could use in your own teaching
- Hear the chord changes much better
- Transcribe solos faster
- Sing scat solos and improvised lines with more accuracy
- Learn challenging melodies
- Sing in tune
Solfege is a secret weapon that i’ve been using for decades in my teaching and if you’d like to learn about it, I have an amazing resource for you!
Crash Course in Solfege is an all-in-one online course that teaches everything you would ever need to know about solfege. There’s a 60-page downloadable course book with all of the exercises meticulously notated plus tons of practice advice, theory information, you name it. I custom made really clear posters with all of the Kodaly hand signs which will look terrific in your studio or in your music classroom. This course serves as an excellent preparatory step to get ready to learn sight singing and this is the perfect course for you to use alone or with a teacher. It’s a phenomenal resource for choir directors, private teachers and more. The course includes over 40 videos, two seven-minute vocal warm-ups and mp3s of the ‘do’ and ‘la’ drones and if that’s not enough, you also get live support in a private facebook group.
Solfege had a huge impact on my life as I was developing as a musician and I have used this information in this material to teach hundreds of private students, choruses, classroom music teachers and even young children. It has so much return on investment and I’m so excited to be able to share this work with you.
Crash Course in Solfege is available exclusive with The Versatile Musician membership: an incredible online resource with hundreds of videos. Check it out here!
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