Completely redesigned and enhanced, this is the premier series for teaching solfege. With the Conversational Solfege approach, music literacy starts with great literature and an "ear-before-eye" philosophy that correlates with the National Standards. Great songs are broken down into their component parts and then reassembled so that students can bring greater musical understanding to everything they do. The teacher's and student's components have been completely redesigned to make using this program even more engaging. Also new to this edition is an extensive assessment section, making it easy to track the progress of every student. Varied song material at all levels from America's diverse history assures the teacher an excellent selection of music. This 12-step teaching method carefully brings students from readiness to creating music through inner hearing to transferring their musical thoughts into notation - in other words, composing music!