Kodály Elementary Class
Unlock your musical skills; learn to sight sing and to play by ear with fluency and ease.
About the Kodály approach:
Zoltan Kodály was a Hungarian composer who developed the teaching of music in Hungary using musical and educational ideas from various countries. Central to his work was the use of Solfa syllables as practised in Britain in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the French rhythm names. Several core principles underpin this music education:
Tuesday evening 6.30-9.30 Elementary class*
Tuesday evening 8.15-9.30 Singing in solfa
*6.30-8 will be the 'teaching' part of the class and 8.15-9.30 will be a more open practice session.
24 September then every Tuesday until 22 October
Half term 29 October
5 November to 3 December
Term 2: TBC
Term 3: TBC
What will I learn?
Starting with very simple two note songs you will learn to connect sound and symbol so that you can sing what you see on the page, just as you can read words without spelling out letters. The curriculum will cover:
Do I have to have musical skills?
No, you don't have to be able to play an instrument or know anything about music theory to participate in this course. The course will be tailored to suit the participants and musicians with a degree of musical skill and knowledge can learn alongside beginners. The class is structured in two parts, in the first half I will teach the elementary curriculum and then in the second half I hope that people who know more about the approach but who want to practice singing in solfa will come and join the group, so the elementary students will have the opportunity to stay and sing with the more experienced musicians and put their learning into context.
Elementary class: £150 per term
Solfege Practise £75 per term
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