[Stonechats 8] Singing, Solfa and Kodaly with Guest RaeAnna Goss

[Stonechats 8] Singing, Solfa and Kodaly with Guest RaeAnna ...

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On this 2-part episode, we were joined by RaeAnna Goss, singing teacher, homeschool graduate, homeschooling mother, and Charlotte Mason follower, who has created Solfa Sofa, an early years approach for introducing singing in a CM-friendly way. We were also joined by Crystal Hosea of The Legends of the Staff of Musique, but we invited Crystal back for another episode about her own CM approach to combining story and music, which will air in a couple of weeks. Other ideas and resources mentioned in the podcast: 0:00 Introductions4:25 The Curwin approach, Tonic Solfa, and the Modulator9:50 Difference between Curwen and Kodály, and why Raeanna supports Kodály11:15 What is the Kodály approach?14:30 What would a singing lesson look like in CM's time? 3 minutes of voice training5 minutes of modulator practice3 minutes of sight singing7 minutes of rhythm work4 minutes of ear training8 minutes to practice songs17:58 John M. Feierabend and Conversational Solfege"Children should be tuneful, beatful, and artful."20:28 An overview of the progression of singing through Forms 1 and 224:25 Resouces at Solfa Sofa that can help with early years26:30 Forms 3 (part-songs and rounds), and higher (descants, classical repetoire)28:55 Losing joy in singing and moving more into theory and other music approaches (PNEU article: A Few Remarks on Teaching Music by W.H. Leslie)33:14 Perfect Pitch and Moveable Doe35:05 Shortening Form 1 lessons and help them find their singing voice
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On this 2-part episode, we were joined by RaeAnna Goss, singing teacher, homeschool graduate, homeschooling mother, and Charlotte Mason follower, who has created Solfa Sofa, an early years approach for introducing singing in a CM-friendly way. We were also joined by Crystal Hosea of The Legends of the Staff of Musique, but we invited Crystal back for another episode about her own CM approach to combining story and music, which will air in a couple of weeks. Other ideas and resources mentioned in the podcast: 0:00 Introductions4:25 The Curwin approach, Tonic Solfa, and the Modulator9:50 Difference between Curwen and Kodály, and why Raeanna supports Kodály11:15 What is the Kodály approach?14:30 What would a singing lesson look like in CM's time? 3 minutes of voice training5 minutes of modulator practice3 minutes of sight singing7 minutes of rhythm work4 minutes of ear training8 minutes to practice songs17:58 John M. Feierabend and Conversational Solfege"Children should be tuneful, beatful, and artful."20:28 An overview of the progression of singing through Forms 1 and 224:25 Resouces at Solfa Sofa that can help with early years26:30 Forms 3 (part-songs and rounds), and higher (descants, classical repetoire)28:55 Losing joy in singing and moving more into theory and other music approaches (PNEU article: A Few Remarks on Teaching Music by W.H. Leslie)33:14 Perfect Pitch and Moveable Doe35:05 Shortening Form 1 lessons and help them find their singing voice
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