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...

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...

Hammer Ring

Practice for your improvisation assessment! First, review the song: Second, recall your 8-beat spoken pattern about the railroad. Example from class: For each syllable in your spoken patten, improvise a melody using E, G, and A on your recorder...

Sol Mi Patterns on Recorder

When students in Grade 4 first started learning recorder, we started with G and E, Sol and Mi. With a partner, students used blocks to create rhythmic patterns. They arranged the blocks at two levels; the higher level represented Sol and the...

In the Forest

Grade 4 students are continuing to study musical form through the medium of recorder. Their focus is on recognizing pitch and rhythmic patterns. The three notes that they have learned on recorder are A, G, and E, which are used in the song below...