Melodies Completed!

In the Orff-Schulwerk Music for Children I, there is a selection of melodies to be completed. Today, Grade 4 completed three different melodies (one per class) and learned to play their melody on the recorder. Here is what each class came up...

Tarzan Melodies

This week in Grade 2, students are notating Do-Re-Mi melodies using a speech pattern about Tarzan. First they had to use their critical listening skills to identify when there were words and when there was silence within a 16-beat chant. They...

Foot Twister Example

I was spying on two students in 6R who were very diligent and focused as they practiced their “Foot Twister” composition together. I have to share this video because they laugh and smile. Their laughter is evidence of immediate...

M-A-R-C-H

As March comes to a close and April begins, Grade 2 reviewed proper hand drum technique (down and up strokes) using the chant “M-A-R-C-H” from Game Plan 2. We continue to study the various forms that music takes and the patterns that...