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Have you ever heard of Dalcroze? It’s a remarkable and effective approach to music-learning that’s often discussed alongside Kodály or Orff.

Today we're speaking with Dr. Jeremy Dittus, the founder and director of the Dalcroze School of the Rockies in Denver, one of the most prominent Dalcroze schools in the US, about his own experiences learning this approach and how (and why) he teaches it now.

In this conversation we talk about:


- How “reading between the lines” of sheet music, Schenkerian analysis, and Dalcroze training all helped transform Jeremy into the musician and educator he is today

- What exactly "Dalcroze" is and how each of its five components can benefit a musician

- How and why Dalcroze uses both the fixed and movable do systems of solfege

- How Dalcroze can enrich a musician who's learning in the traditional way, and why walking past a Dalcroze classroom typically means seeing a room full of adults smiling, moving and having fun.



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Full Show Notes and Transcript: Episode 046


Links and Resources

The Dalcroze School of the Rockies

• Videos of Plastique Animée

• Video of Eurythmics class

• Website: Dalcroze USA

• Book: “The Perfect wrong note” by William Westney



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