Orff-Schulwerk: Applications for the Classroom
By Brigitte Warner
Helps music teachers interpret and apply the Orff-Schulwerk approach to music education. Represents a step-by-step teaching program based on rhythm, melody and harmony. Guide you how to adapt and simplify existing models in Orff-Schulwerk and shows methods for incorporating other materials into your program. Discusses pentatonics other than "Do" with examples from traditional American songs. Includes sample activities for improvisation. A good guide for in-service teacher training programs.
- Chapter 1: Orff, His Work, His Philosophy.
- Chapter 2: Basic Rhythmic Concepts (rhythm and meter, rhythm and language in history and in Orff-Schulwerk, smallest units of rhythmic patterns, phrases and form, metric vocabulary).
- Chapter 3: Development of the Basic Rhythmic Concepts in Orff-Schulwerk (pulse, basic rhythmic building blocks, development of horizontal and vertical sound aspect, other rhythmic concepts- triple meter and upbeat, improvisation).
- Chapter 4: Beginning Melody and Accompaniment.
- Chapter 5: Completing the Pentatonic.
- Chapter 6: Forms of Accompaniment (part-music, ostinato accompaniment, pre-forms of the pitched ostinato, pitched ostinato drone patterns with added thirds).
- Chapter 7: Songs and Instrumental Pieces in Orff-Schulwerk I.
- Chapter 8: The 5 Pentatonic Modes.
- Chapter 9: Recorder Playing (recorder in Orff-Schulwerk, first steps in recorder playing-call and chant pitches, sequencing pitch introduction in accordance with the melodic-harmonic development in pentatonic).
- Chapter 10: Word and Language in Orff-Schulwerk.
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