Fa Mi & Mi Fa est Tota Musica

A new method for learning Solmisation

Transform yourself into an Ancient Musicus

Feel with the senses of an ancient Musicus

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Look through the eyes of an ancient Musicus

Think with the mind of an ancient Musicus

Think with the mind of an ancient musician


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The Complete course of Solmisation

13 gradual Stages, from the simplest to the most advanced

13 Video Lessons, each on a specific topic. See details below.

130 Pages of summary, questions, answers, exercises and Solutions

13 Summary Vidoes, to review, fix and consolidate the most important concepts.

Guided Exercises to perform the best in Solmisation Reading!

30 Solmize-Along Vidoes, to master permanently this art!

The Complete course of Solmisation

13 gradual Stages, from the simplest to the most advanced

13 Video Lessons, each on a specific topic. See details below.

130 Pages of summary, questions, answers, exercises and Solutions

13 Summary Vidoes, to review, fix and consolidate the most important concepts.

Guided Exercises to perform the best in Solmisation Reading!

30 Solmize-Along Vidoes, to master permanently this art!


Table of Content

Stage 1 – The Great Scale

In the first stage you will learn how musical proportions were born, from Pythagoras, and how these were the basis for the entire musical system until the 18th century!


What's in this stage?
1) Video Lesson with the summary PDF.

2) Summary Video with the most important Elements to remember.
3) Questions PDF on the topic
4) Answers PDF to the questions to consolidate all the concepts

Video-Lesson

Video-Summary

Stage 2 - The Hexachord

In the second stage you will learn the hymn of St. John the Baptist Ut queant laxix, and how the Hexachord [ut re mi fa sol la], which Guido D’Arezzo extracted from the hymn, was fundamental for the birth of a new music reading system SOLMISATION!


What's in this stage?

1) Video Lesson with the summary PDF.

2) Summary Video with the most important Elements to remember.

3) Questions PDF on the topic

4) Answers PDF to the questions to consolidate all the concepts

Video-Lesson

Video-Summary

Stage 3 - The union between the Great Scale and the Hexachord

In the third stage you will learn how the union of the proportions of Pythagoras, organized in the Grand Scale, and the Hexachord of Guido D’Arezzo are the fundamental ground in which to move for reading any voice with Solmisation, like a chessboard!


What's in this stage?

1) Video Lesson with the summary PDF.

2) Summary Video with the most important Elements to remember.

3) Questions PDF on the topic

4) Answers PDF to the questions to consolidate all the concepts

Video-Lesson

Video-Summary

Stage 4 - The Guidonian Hand

The fourth stage you will learn how to use the Guidonian Hand, an extraordinary tool, attributed to Guido D’Arezzo, whose usefulness will allow you to be able to carry all the melodies of the world in only one hand!


What's in this stage?

1) Video Lesson with the summary PDF.

2) Summary Video with the most important Elements to remember.

3) Questions PDF on the topic

4) Answers PDF to the questions to consolidate all the concepts

5) Video "Draw your Guidonian hand", take a piece of paper and some markers and make your personal Guidonian Hand.

Video-Lesson

Video-Summary

Draw your Hand - Video

Stage 5 - Clefs and Staffs

The fifth stage acts as a fundamental premise for the following ones, in which we will enter the heart of the Solmysation.

In fact, you must know even more the terrain where you will practice Solmisation what are the musical clefs and staves? How do they work? You will find out in this lesson!


What's in this stage?

1) Video Lesson with the summary PDF.

2) Summary Video with the most important Elements to remember.

3) Questions PDF on the topic

4) Answers PDF to the questions to consolidate all the concepts

Video-Lesson

Video-Summary

Stage 6 - Mutation Rules in B hard (B durus)

Here you finally start to practice Solmisation at all!

The sixth stage is dedicated to Mutation rules in B hard (B durus)

In simple terms, you will learn to sing a melody when it has a B hard (or B square) in the key, meaning no alteration.

In fact it is necessary to know well where to make Mutation on the Scale as the Hexachord is made up of only six notes!


What's in this stage?

1) Video Lesson with the summary PDF.

2) Summary Video with the most important Elements to remember.

3) Questions PDF on the topic

4) Answers PDF to the questions to consolidate all the concepts

5) Video Tutorial on the exercises you find in the PDF

6) Exercises PDF

7) Solutions PDF

Video-Lesson

Video-Summary

Guided Exercises

Stage 7 - Mutation Rules in B hard, Leaping Melodies

Stage seven is the logic continuation of lesson six.

In fact, in the previous stage you learned how to Solmise a stepwise melody , but not how to Solmise leaping melodies with jumps of third, fourth, fifth, etc …

The topic of this stage is, how to Solmise a leaping voice?


What's in this stage?

1) Video Lesson with the summary PDF.

2) Summary Video with the most important Elements to remember.

3) Questions PDF on the topic

4) Answers PDF to the questions to consolidate all the concepts

5) Video Tutorial on the exercises you find in the PDF

6) Exercises PDF

7) Solutions PDF

Video-Lesson

Video-Summary

Guided Exercises

Stage 8 - Fa super La, Chromaticism and Custos

The eigth stage is one of the most particular!

In fact, you will learn what the Fa super La is, and the meaning of the sentence Una nota super la semper est canendum Fa.

You will learn to Solmise the Chromatism, when there are many sharps and flats in a chromatic melody.

And you will discover the true meaning of the custos which is not to anticipate what the first note of the line will be!


What's in this stage?

1) Video Lesson with the summary PDF.

2) Summary Video with the most important Elements to remember.

3) Questions PDF on the topic

4) Answers PDF to the questions to consolidate all the concepts

5) Video Tutorial on the exercises you find in the PDF

6) Exercises PDF

7) Solutions PDF

Video-Lesson

Video-Summary

Guided Exercises

Stage 9 - Exercitation in B hard

Here we come to stage 9!

Now you are already able to Solmise melodies without any alteration in key!

In this stage you will learn what approach to have in front of a melody through a new two repertoire pieces that we gonna reading together with Solmisation, as a tutor guide. Subsequently you will have 3 bicinia to read with solmisation by yourself with the relative solutions to confront you with encounter difficulties in some points!

Then you can master your Solmisation singing through 15 Solmize-Along Videos!


What's in this stage?

1) Video Lesson with the summary PDF.

2) Summary Video with the most important Elements to remember.

3) Guided Exercises Videos on the exercises you find in the PDF

4) 15 Solmize-Along Videos for each combination of the exercises you find in the PDF

5) Exercises PDF

6) Solutions PDF:

Video-Lesson

Video-Summary

Guided Exercises

15 Solmize-Along Videos

Stage 10 - Mutation Rules in B soft (B mollis)

In stage 10 you learn all the rules to make Mutations and Solmise when the nature of the chant is B soft.

Learn how to read and sing with Solmisation stepwise and leaping melodies in B soft.


What's in this stage?

1) Video Lesson with the summary PDF.

2) Summary Video with the most important Elements to remember.

3) Questions PDF on the topic

4) Answers PDF to the questions to consolidate all the concepts

5) Video Tutorial on the exercises you find in the PDF

6) Exercises PDF

7) Solutions PDF

Video-Lesson

Video-Summary

Guided Exercises

Stage 11 - Exercitation in B soft

In stage 11 (as in stage 9) you will learn what approach to take to solmise a melody in B soft through two repertoire pieces that we will Solmise together.

Subsequently you will have 3 bicinia in Bmolle to read with solmisation with the relative solutions to compare you if you encounter difficulties in some points!

Then you can master your Solmisation singing through 15 Solmize-Along Videos!


What's in this stage?

1) Video Lesson with the summary PDF.

2) Summary Video with the most important Elements to remember.

3) Guided Exercises Videos on the exercises you find in the PDF

4) 15 Solmize-Along Videos for each combination of the exercises you find in the PDF

5) Exercises PDF

6) Solutions PDF:

Video-Lesson

Video-Summary

Guided Exercises

15 Solmize-Along Vi

Stage 12 - Complementary Clefs

Stage 12 is a real gem of the Solmisation!

In fact, thanks to the Complementary Clefs you can change the nature of the chant, passing from B hard to B soft, but without changing the syllables of Solmisation!

The Complementary Clefs are almost a magic of Solmization and it is very important to know them especially for when playing the repertoire in Chiavette.


What's in this stage?

1) Video Lesson with the summary PDF.

2) Summary Video with the most important Elements to remember.

3) Questions PDF on the topic

4) Answers PDF to the questions to consolidate all the concepts

5) Exercises PDF

6) Solutions PDF

Video-Lesson

Video-Summary

Stage 13 - Musica Ficta

Stage 13 is entirely dedicated to Musica Ficta.

What are Complementary Hands?

How to Solmise a melody with 2 sharps or 2 flats (in the 17th century it was now practical to use accidentals)?

How to bring a melody with three, four, five, six sharps back to the nature of B hard or B soft?

You will learn all of that in this lesson!


What's in this stage?

1) Video Lesson with the summary PDF.

2) Summary Video with the most important Elements to remember.

3) Questions PDF on the topic

4) Answers PDF to the questions to consolidate all the concepts

5) Video Tutorial on the exercises you find in the PDF

6) Exercises PDF

7) Solutions PDF

Video-Lesson

Video-Summary

All the exercises and examples are written with Font Serenissima, of earlymusicsources.com (by Elam Rotem), thanks to which you will feel completely immersed in the Renaissance, exactly as if you were at the school of a 16th century Master!


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đź•™ How long did it take the students to learn Solmisation?

With this method very little, from 1 to 3 months!


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Special Reviews

The ancient procedure of solmization, so used in the musical theory of the 11th-16th centuries, is explained with clarity, rigor, order and brevity in the course FA MI & MI FA est tota Musica, as I have never seen before.

The often cryptographic contents that we find in the old treatises of that time, are presented in this online course and its accompanying information, in a very didactic and entertaining way making this system, the basis of the hexachordal musical theory, easily accessible.

Sincere congratulations to the author!

Tomeu Mut

Organ teacher at the conservatory of Palma de Mallorca and titular organist of the cathedral of the same city.

I am taking Richardus's Solmisation course.

I am satisfied with the purchase made. The concepts addressed are explained in a clear and concise way with bibliographical references and exhaustive examples, without unnecessary words. Thank you Richardus for creating this course, which was needed!

Flavio Becchis

Musician, choir director and founder of the "Palestrina Project".

I have always thought that ancient musicians thought and then read music in a different way than we are used to.

I read the book The Solfeggio Tradition and I learned many things, especially theoretical ones.

But it is thanks to this Solmisation course that I finally learned Solmisation!

What to say!?

A course that anyone who loves Renaissance and Baroque music must take, from the beginning to the end!

Russel Gordon

Organist, Harpsichordist and Early Music Theory Teacher in US.

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