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Solfege Hand Signs

Solfege Hand Signs

The solfege system as we know it dates all the way back to the 1800’s, and makes its way into many different methods of teaching singing and aural skills. One of the most popular and well-known music teaching methodologies is the Kodaly Method, developed in the...

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What is Solfege?

What is Solfege?

Have you ever tried to sing a melody to which you didn’t know the words, or that had no words? You probably used a syllable like “la,” “da,” or “ma” for every pitch; we call these “neutral syllables,” and while they can be useful, they can also make it pretty...

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Ear training options

Ear training options

We briefly introduced ear training in the previous post.  Now, I’d like to talk about the different methods you can use to develop your ear. Teachers Many young students are first introduced to ear training by their music teachers. Good teachers are able to...

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What is ear training?

What is ear training?

Ear training, also known as aural training, is an essential part of music education.  Unfortunately it is often ignored by students who focus on developing technical instrument skills or simply playing music. This attitude is especially common among amateur...

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