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Artful · Playful · Mindful A New Orff-Schulwerk Curriculum for Music Making and Music Thinking



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A New Orff-Schulwerk Curriculum for Music Making and Music Thinking
By Jane Frazee
Softcover book
87 pages
Grades 2 - 7

Over the last half-century teachers and their students have enthusiastically embraced the simple, but profound, idea that we learn music best by making it ourselves. By such means we achieve demonstrable outcomes that make the case for music as a crucial component of the education of all students.

Artful-Playful-Mindful embodies this approach with a curriculum model built on rhythm and pitch elements that inspire you and your students to make music (artful), to make up music (playful), and to make sense of music (mindful). You will find that, while written from an Orff Schulwerk perspective, this book provides appealing materials and stimulating ideas to engage all music educators. You'll discover that while your students are participating in group music activities, they are thinking and behaving in ways that relate not only to learning about music, but to learning about anything.

A wealth of carefully selected rhythmic and melodic pieces for grades 2 - 7 are included in this book, providing artistic resources to implement the curriculum. Sample projects using these materials illustrate how to build a year's worth of musical skills and understandings in only ten projects. While involved in active music making and thinking, students develop cognitive, musical, and social skills that are useful not only in school-but in life.

Jane Frazee offers new considerations regarding why and how music is a unique contributor to the lives of students of all ages. In this book you will discover how music learning relates to all learning.


Part 1. The Project Model Plan
1: Artful. Making Music
2: Playful. Making Up Music.
3: Mindful. Making Sense of Music

Part 2. The Project Model in Action
4: Level 2 - 3 Projects
5: Level 4 - 5 Projects
6: Level 6 -7 Projects

Part 3. The Materials Collection
7: Grades 2 - 3: Rhythm and Pitch Examples
8: Grades 4 - 5: Rhythm and Pitch Examples
9: Grades 6 - 7: Rhythm and Pitch Examples



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Jane Frazee is the top American scholar on Orff Schuwerk.
Amy B on May 8, 2013
Lindsay is a new teacher and I think it will be helpful as she plans her second year in the job.
Wendie W on Apr 4, 2013
I'm an Orff Schulwerk trained teacher and always looking for new ideas and lessons.
Toni D on Apr 8, 2013



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