What is the Dalcroze Method?:
Who created this method?:
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What are the key elements of the Dalcroze Method?:
- Eurhythmics (Greek for "good rhythm") - Musical expression through movement; developing musical skills through kinetic exercises. Students learn rhythm and structure by listening to music and expressing what they hear through spontaneous bodily movement. For example, note values and rhythms are represented by stepping and clapping.
- Solfege (fixed-do) - Helps develop ear-training and sight-singing skills.
- Improvisation - Using instruments, movement and voice.
What is a typical lesson like?:
What are the key concepts learned?:
What trainings are available to teach this method?:
- Dalcroze Certificate - Requires a Bachelor's degree in Music; may teach children.
- Dalcroze License - Requires a Masters degree in Music; may teach adults.
- Diplome - Given after completing studies from the Jaques-Dalcroze Institute in Geneva, Switzerland; may teach other teachers and award certifications.
In the United States, colleges that offer a certificate and license in the Dalcroze Method include: Carnegie Mellon University, Columbia College and University of Maryland, College Park.
Essential Dalcroze Books:
- Méthode Jaques-Dalcroze (5 parts, 1907–14)
- Eurythmics, Art and Education
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