Voice Group’s Spring Recital Reading

What is Solfege

Solfege is a music education method used to teach pitch and sight singing. Syllables are assigned to the notes of the scale and enable the musician to audiate, or mentally hear, the pitches of a piece of music which they are seeing for the first time.  Solfege syllables have been used for hundreds of years as a method to teach pitch & sight singing to aspiring musicians.

Why Solfege

Developing a good ear – Practicing ear training exercises is the best way to sing more in tune. Even if you already have a good ear, refining your ears can be the difference between being a good singer and a great one. With a trained ear, you will also be able to learn melodies faster, sing harmonies better and even write more interesting melodies & songs. It’s a musical win across the board.

Sight singing – Have you ever wanted to be able to look at a piece of music and sing it without any help? Before you can read & sing notes off a page, you have to be able to hear them. You need to know what it sounds like to jump intervals before you can sight sing those pitches from a piece of music.

Do a deer – The Sound of Music

Raise your hand if you’ve seen The Sound of Music.  Remember the song Maria teaches the children – Do, a Deer?  That’s Solfege!  And now the Voice Group is going to sing Do, a Deer a cappella, which means without any accompaniment! And we’ll sing it in different keys!