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Ring, Dance, and Play
By Griff Gall and Paul Weller
3/11/2015 11:02:00 AM  
Choirchimes are a versatile instrument found in many classrooms. This instrument is frequently used in an ensemble setting, similar to a traditional handbell choir. However, many educators are quickly discovering their value as a classroom instrument. Ring, Dance, and Play is the first resource of its kind to treat Choirchimes as an Orff instrument, incorporating them into the type of lessons and activities music educators will find familiar. This was our main objective as we sat out to create this resource. We wanted to create lessons that would demonstrate how Choirchimes could be seamlessly integrated into the general music classroom. To achieve this, we created lessons that utilize Choirchimes in an elemental style associated with Orff Schulwerk. This book contains lessons based on folksong arrangements, traditional Schulwerk source materials and original compositions for recorder and Choirchimes. Many lessons incorporate movement as well as improvisation or composition components. We hope that Ring, Dance, and Play inspire music educators to explore the value of Choirchimes as a classroom instrument.

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Tags: griff gall, paul weller, choirchimes, handbell, orff, schulwerk
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