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...

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...

Syn-CO-Pa

Grade 3 is learning how to spice up music with syncopated rhythms. First we had to learn that eighth notes (Ta-Di) can be beamed together or separated and each have a flag. That means these two rhythms are performed the same way: As are these...

Anthems and Lullabies

As part of the Grade 4 unit on How We Express Ourselves, students have been learning work songs, spirituals, and other traditional folk songs. One student pointed out that most our songs were American or African American. They requested that we...