Dalcroze Rhythmic-Solfège IV

Dalcroze Rhythmic-Solfège IV is for returning students who are age 9 or older and have taken Dalcroze Rhythmic-Solfège III or for “new to Dalcroze” students who have the ability to read notation and who are currently taking private lesson instruction and/or playing in a music ensemble. It is designed as a hands-on approach to music theory to strengthen the abilities of music students and deepen their understanding of musical concepts such as pulse, meter, rhythm, phrase, and form.

Musical Goals:

– All of the skills from RS III

– Ledger lines above and below Middle C, below Bass C, and above high C.

– Simple and Compound meters of 2, 3, and 4 with modified conducting arm beats

– C major, F major, G major, Bb major, D major, Eb major, A major, as well as A, E, D natural/harmonic/melodic 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

– Tonic, Sub-Dominant, and Dominant 7th arpeggios in these keys

– Identify, build, & sing intervals through an octave, both number and quality: major, minor, and perfect.

– Tempo and affect indications in foreign languages: Agitato, Mysterioso, Vif, etc..

– Simple meter rhythms: Crusic and Anacrusic

– Step, clap, or conduct/articulate these simple meter rhythms in one or two parts:

– Topic such as syncopation and measure shape.

The Dalcroze approach is founded on the artistic and pedagogical ideas of Swiss educator Èmile Jaques-Dalcroze and is internationally recognized as a proven approach to teaching students of all ages, from very young through professional musicians. Read more: https://dalcrozeusa.org/about-dalcroze/what-is-dalcroze/

This is a 28-Week Program.

Questions? Email instructor, Lauren Hodgson at lhodgson@bw.edu.