This introductory voice lesson has been so exciting! The following chart displays the Solfege scale, our pronunciation tips for each syllable, and our class reminders for how to shape our hand symbols. Remember to practice reading/singing the Solfege scale from the bottom to the top! Use this chart as a reminder for practicing your new skill and as a tool to help complete your assignments.
Solfege Scale -- Our Pronounciation -- Our Hand Symbols
_____________________ Do -- doe/dough -- high fist
__________________ Ti -- tea/tee/ "T" -- point to airplane
_______________ La -- La -- roof top/ upside down "V"
___________ Sol -- so/sew -- "itty, bitty T.V.screen"
________ Fa -- Fa -- thumb's down!
_____ Mi -- me -- flat surface/tabletop
__ Re -- ray -- skateboard ramp
Do -- doe/dough -- low fist
Let's Use Solfege! Our First Assignment - due by 2/26/2010.
Now that we've learned our Solfege scale and hand symbols, it's time to try it out with a simple melody!
1. Select a simple song, such as "Mary had a little lamb," "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," etc. or feel free to make up a short song of your own for this assignment.
2. Take a few minutes to figure out the Solfege scale syllables that go along with your selection and write them out.
3. In the comments section of this blog, post the following:
- a. Name of the song selected.
- b. Solfege syllables for the song.
- c. Your thoughts about Solfege and how it can help you to learn vocal music.
- d. What do you think about the new blog for our class?
4. In our next music class (following 2/26), you will be able to fully "check-off" on your assignment by performing your selected song for me, by singing and using the hand symbols.
For extra credit, you may choose to take a few minutes during classtime to teach your selection to your classmates! :-)
Most importantly -- Have Fun!!!!!!!!!!