Mt. Solfege - A story to introduce solfege names following the Kodaly sequence.

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Mrs Stouffer's Music Room
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A Solfege Street Story they will NEVER forget.

You love the idea of music street, melody street, solfa street or whatever you call it, but it always feels anticlimactic to give them the solfege note name and no story. It took me 5 years with one group of students to finish this story. One of my kids even teared up saying, "It's the end of an era." They love these characters and have even written their own stories for them. Give the notes a personality and help your students remember how they relate to each other with this fun musical story.

I hope that this story is something your kids will love as much as me and mine do. The story incorporates other musical elements for further teaching, even concepts you may not get to in elementary.

Musical Elements Introduced:

  • Solfege names.
  • Related solfege concepts are given stories to relate to each other.
  • Steps are graded to represent the major scale (WWHWWWH).
  • Do is given an name that shows importance of Do to the scale.
  • Pentatonic family is given to Re.
  • The ledgers, sharps and flats are named as parts of the landscape as well as "grandest hills" to introduce the grand staff.
  • Solfege in octaves are related to each other with the exception of Ti.
  • Timmy Ti has a leader dog to introduce the idea of leading tone.

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Teacher Tip:
I retell the story every time I introduce a new note. I find it helps the kids buy in, the characters come to life and the relationships between notes really stick.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stephanie P. says, "This is an amazing way to keep students engaged while teaching solfege! All ages love this story! I have students asking often when they are going to meet a new neighbor. This is probably my favorite TPT resource!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sara T. says, "My students LOVE this story and can't wait until we can get to the end. I started this with them last school year and are begging me to introduce them to the next "person". Thank you for creating and sharing this!!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jennifer P. says, "I've always used a "Music Street" kind of story to teach the Solfège sequence. I never had any visuals, though. In a quick moment, I found your wonderful resource, downloaded, and used it with my students. Overhead in the cafeteria after a review of So Mi and La, "We just wonder who Mr. Mi, Miss Sol, and Grandma La are going to meet next!" I'd say it was a winner!"

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Tammy R. says, "Excellent visual and story to help students remember the steps and names of the solfege scale. Great way to introduce the different scale steps with additional information for layering with older students."


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