Go for Gold Level 1 is the fifth book in a series of six workbooks for young choir singers, carefully graded to teach essential musicianship skills using the principles of Zoltan Kodaly. Each workbook is intended to take a year in parallel with choir or classroom activities, though the pace may vary to accommodate differing abilities. The starting age could be as young as eight years old.
Activities include games as well as written and singing exercises to be done as a group activity, with the main emphasis to provide the singer with the confidence to sing well at sight and to develop into a valuable member of a choir.
Go for Gold Level 1 builds on the concepts already established including:
- time signatures
- major and minor keys (all # and b)
- altered notes (so-si, fa-fi and ti-ta)
- harmonic and melodic minor scales
- double sharps and double flats