Want to develop your musicianship and solfa skills?
WARNING: May result in fun, friendships and a life-long obsession with solfa.
Every week Helen and Hannah are so lucky to get to sing with wonderful people from all over the world over Zoom. Lovely singers just like you who want to improve their Kodály musicianship in a warm and nurturing environment.
If you think our students are all super confident in their musicianship, you'd be wrong. They will be the first to tell you! We all make mistakes, learn new things, allow ourselves to be vulnerable, open and brave and we have such a giggle in the process. Everyone is warm and welcoming and we learn together.
Lightbulb moments go off all the time when connections are made between the disconnected and dry music theory of our youths and the vibrant, dynamic and easy to follow explanations from the Kodály approach.
I wish we had a £ for the number of times we've heard "Ohhhh I never understood xyz but now I totally get it!"
Doremi Members can join our live musicianship sessions or watch the recordings.
Which level is right for me?
Solfa from Scratch (Level 1) is a 6 lesson pre-recorded course with Helen Russell
Access the course recordings at your own convenience with Helen on hand for email support.
This course is suitable for total beginners, musicians who are new to solfa and Kodály musicianship and teachers who would like more confidence teaching music.
Musicianship for Members (All Levels)
Available inside Doremi right now…
Anne Ralph’s Musicianship Series where Anne takes a famous piece of classical music and takes us through fun practical musicianship activities for all abilities. From very easy to very hard. Pieces include Smetana’s Vltava from Ma Vlast, Bizet’s Carmen, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca, Bartók’s Romanian Folk dances, Kabalevsky’s Clowns, Ravel’s Boléro and Dvořák’s New World Symphony.
Rebecca Willson’s innovative Solfa Scales recordings. Practising your solfa fluency has never been so much fun with sessions themed on music from Musicals, David Bowie, ABBA, Folk Music and more. Including introductory sessions to get you started.
And so much more including courses on folk songs, dictations and recognising intervals.
Intermediate Musicianship Level 6 is a weekly Zoom class with Hannah Grant on Thursday afternoons
This class introduces modes, looking at their origins and medieval church composition techniques as well as linking them to folk, classical and popular music. We will continue to work on pentatonic scales in increasingly more complex ways, study 2-part pentatonic and diatonic music, develop harmonic hearing working with chord structures, and we will always have dictations and canons to work on too.
Intermediate Musicianship Level 7 is a weekly Zoom class with Hannah Grant on Wednesday evenings
This class includes the transformations of Major to the minors and all of the 7 modes. Interval work within scales and pieces leading to singing them from the same tone. Studying 2-part work with a theme, imitation and inversion. More advanced pentatonic work as well harmonic hearing and popular harmonic sequences, and we will always have dictations and canons to work on too.