Essential Solfège Books & Exercises for Singers

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Stepping into the world of solfège? Whether you’re a budding vocalist, an experienced crooner, or a dedicated singing instructor, you’re in the right place. From ear-training and music theory books to solfège exercises, our curated list of solfège books offers something for everyone.

Looking to learn more about solfège? Head on over to our introduction to solfège guide.

Solfege, Ear Training, Rhythm, Dictation, and Music Theory: A Comprehensive Course

A Comprehensive Course by Marta Arkossy Ghezzo Mel Powell – Univ of Alabama Pr.

For those venturing into the complex yet rewarding world of music theory and vocal mastery, this all-encompassing tome is an essential pick. Crafted in a meticulous sequence of 50 lessons, the course invites you on a robust journey that spans ear training, sight-singing, and the nitty-gritty of Western music theory.

Don’t let its scholarly approach fool you; the book has gained accolades from a diverse audience—be it fledgling students or seasoned educators.

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12 Lecons De Solfege #b

By M. Bitsch. Published by Editions Alphonse Leduc. (511014220)

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12 Lecons De Solfege Ryth

By M. Bitsch. Published by Editions Alphonse Leduc. (511013180)

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A. Dannhauser: Solfege Des Solfeges Book 1

An excellent book of exercises which are tailored toward the Solfege method for sight-singing. This book has been translated into English by J.H. Cornell.

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Cristi Cary Miller: Solfege Samba

The teaching skills of composer Cristi Cary Miller have been applied to create this super musical way to learn the Do-Re-Mi Solfege system, written for both 2-part and 3-part groups.

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Dannhauser Solfege Books

Books by Dannhauser on sight singing, ear training and technique with solfege exercises for singers.

Erzsebet Hegyi: Solfege According To The Kodaly-Concept

This is a systematic solfege book which previously appeared in two volumes. This edition features both complete volumes.

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Folk Songs North America Sings (Kodály Collection)

Voice and Piano By Richard Johnston. (Resource Bk). Vocal Collection. This superb 382-page resource contains more than 350 North American folk songs, carefully sequenced both rhythmically and melodically for use with the Kodály method, which is based on authentic Hungarian folk music. The collection features information about solfege, form, phrase, length, range, rhythmic construction, and more.

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Creative Approaches to Child Development With Music, Language, and Movement:

Incorporating the Philosophies and Techniques of Orff, Kodaly and Laban Grace C. Nash

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Do Re Mi Fa Fun – Solfege Songs and Activities (Resource)

By Paul Jennings and Teresa Jennings. The core of this valuable resource is a set of 12 sequenced songs for grades 2-6 to help students learn solfege syllables in an enjoyable way. Includes folk songs, rounds, canons and masterworks, in addition to a very helpful Teacher’s Guide with lesson plans, supplemental music suggestions and performance options. Available: Teacher’s Manual, Unis/2pt. Singer’s Edition, Performance/Accompaniment CD and Reproducible Pak (warm-ups, workouts and activities). For Gr. 2-6. Contents: Amazing Grace, Angels We Have Heard On High, Fly Away, Frog Went A-Courtin’, Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring, Practice Makes Perfect, Simple Gifts, Minuet (Royal Fireworks), Do Re Mi Fa Fun, I Saw A Dodo, Mr. Caruso, You’re My Friend.

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185 Unison Pentatonic Exercises:

First Steps in Signt-Singing Using Sol-Fa and Staff Notation According to the Kodaly Concept by Denise Bacon

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Kodaly in Kindergarten:

50 Lesson Plans, Curriculum, Song Collection (190P) by Katinka Scipiades Daniel

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The Kodaly Method 1

Comprehensive Music Education by Lois Choksy

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The Kodaly Method 2

Folksong to Masterwork by Lois Choksy

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Solfege Preparatoire

Vocal Technique. Editions Durand. Size 7×10.5 inches. 32 pages. Published by Durand. (50563545) 2+ pricing available.

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Scales and Arpeggios (6-PACK)

By Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman. Arranged by Cristi Cary Miller. (2-part).

“Every truly cultured music student knows you must learn your scales and your arpeggios!” This charming song from Walt Disney’s The Aristocats is set in a quasi-classical style that can’t miss. Includes a delightful solfège countermelody and even a little of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” theme. Available: 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Performance.

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