Dalcroze Rhythmic-Solfège III

This class is for returning students who have taken Dalcroze Rhythmic-Solfège II 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:


  • Identify notes in the treble and bass clef on the grand staff (Low C through High C)
  • Half and whole steps, sharps, and flats
  • Intervals of 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and octave
  • Tonic and dominant notes and chords 
  • Simple and compound meters of 2, 3 and 4
  • Major and minor scale structures (C Major, G Major, F Major, D Major, Bb Major, and A Minor) using letter names and scale degree numbers
  • Expression symbols and dynamic markings 
  • Musical symbols such as slurs, ties, staccatos, accents
  • Speak, step, and conduct rhythms in simple and compound meter


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.