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Rhythmic Solfège

Rhythmic Solfège classes offer a hands-on approach to music theory in which children explore musical concepts such as meter, tempo, phrase, form, and dynamics through rhythm games, creative movement, songs, ear training, sight-singing, and improvisation.  Rhythmic Solfège is an ideal complement to instrumental lessons, or, for younger children, preparation for studying an instrument.

Rhythmic Solfège I (Ages 6 – 9)

Musical Goals

  • Learn to identify the notes in both G and F clefs that rest on the Grand Staff (Bass C through Treble C)
  • Simple meters of 2, 3, and 4 with modified conducting arm beats
  • C major Scale structure, including half and whole steps using note names and scaled degree function
    • Use of the Body as Instrument to sight-read these pitches
    • Sing, play, and move simple melodies within this scale
    • Sharps and flats
    • Steps and skips on the staff
  • Dynamic markings: p, mp, mf, f, crescendo, decrescendo
  • Symbols: phrases, slurs, staccato, ties, accents, Step or conduct/articulate simple meter rhythms

Rhythmic Solfège II (Ages 7 – 11)

A CCM instructor will evaluate your student to ensure proper placement.

Musical Goals

  • All Skills from Rhythmic Solfège I
  • Learn to identify the notes in both G and F clefs that rest on the Grand
    Staff (Low F through High G)
  • F major, G major, and A natural minor scale structures including half and whole steps using note names and scale degree function
    • Use of the Body as Instrument to sight-read these pitches
    • Sing, play, move simple melodies within this scale using the rhythms below.
    • Sharps, flats, and naturals
    • Tonic and Dominant arpeggios in these major keys
    • Intervals (Number only) through a 5th
  • Dynamic markings: pp, ff
  • Symbols: phrases, slurs, ties, accents, repeat signs, D.C. al Fine, fermatas
  • Simple meter rhythms

Additional Information:

All full-year commitment to the Rhythmic Solfege program is required to enroll.  A convenient payment plan or need-based financial assistance are available to make music education available for everyone who wants to participate.  Please visit Financial Assistance to learn more.

Metallophones
All Rhythmic-Solfège™ students are required to purchase a metallophone. This instrument will be provided on the first day of classes and will be used throughout the Rhythmic-Solfège™ sequence. Students must bring this instrument to each class along with their workbook and completed homework assignments.

Please call (978)369-0010 or email us for more information.

The Rhythmic-Solfège curriculum is provided by the Dalcroze School of the Rockies through our partnership with Integral Steps.

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  • Age Group(s): 5-8, 9-12
  • Ages: 6 - 9 and 7 - 11
  • Instructor: Weronika Balewski, YuHsin Tai
  • Semester: Fall and Spring
  • Duration: 60 minutes, 34 weeks
  • Day/Time: Tuesdays or Thursdays
  • Start Date: Week of September 19, 2022
  • Maximum Enrollment: 8
  • Cost: $1,244 + $35 for metallophone + $25 materials fee
Rhythmic Solfège I, Tuesdays, 4:00 PM – 5:00 pm
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Rhythmic Solfège I, Thursdays, 5:00 PM – 6:00 pm
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Rhythmic Solfège II, Tuesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
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