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Discovering Orff
A Curriculum for Music Teachers
By Jane Frazee with Kent Kreuter
224 pages
Grades 1 - 5 

A curriculum for teaching utilizing the Orff-Schulwerk approach. This book describes the basic ideas of Orff-Schulwerk for the classroom in the United States. It states concretely how its media, pedagogy and theory must be interwoven in order to give whole classes and individual children musical competence.

This book is for teachers who want detailed, practical assistance in how and why to use Orff techniques and materials in the classroom. Major emphasis is on sequence. Chapters 5-9 present a curriculum for grades 1 to 5 by listing goals for each grade and the steps to accomplish them.  

I. The Gift and Challenge of Carl Orff

PART ONE: The Elements of Orff-Schulwerk
2. Orff Media - Speech, Movement, Song, Instruments, Listening
3. Orff Pedagogy - Imitation, Exploration, Literacy, Improvisation
4. Orff Theory - Ostinati, Melody, Pedals and Borduns, Moving Borduns, Other Accompaniments

PART TWO: Orff-Schulwerk in practice: a sequence of skills and concepts for Grades 1 - 5
5. Grade One: Beginning at the Beginning
6. Grade Two: Beyond the First Steps
7. Grade Three: Extending the Musical Vocabulary
8. Grade Four: Developing Musical Proficiency
9. Grade Five: Towards Independent Musicianship
What Should You Do Next?

   Ranges of Instruments
   Placement of Instruments on a Score, with Abbreviations and Symbols
   Outline of Musical Skills and Understandings

Alphabetical List of Songs:

A - F: A Sailor Went to Sea, Aeolian Lullaby, Ah Poor Bird, Amapola La Creola, Aunt Dinah, Bassez Down, Bluebird, Boatman, Boomba, Bought Me a Cat, Bounce High, Brass Wagon, Built My Lady, Caimarusa, Chairs to Mend, Chatter With the Angels, Chicka Hanka, Come Follow, Dance Josey, Didn't Old Noah?, Do Lord, Down Came a Lady, Down the Road, Draw a Bucket of Water, Ducks In the Millpond, Dundai, Entendez Vous, Ezekiel Saw the Wheel, Fais Dodo, Fisherman Peter, For Health & Strength, Frog In a Bog

G - L: Ging Gong Goolie, Go Merrily, Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Good Morning Blues, Good News, Grand Old Duke, Great Big House, Here Stands a Redbird, Ho Every Sleeper Waken, Hot Cross Buns, How Long the Train, Hush Little Baby, I See the Moon, I Want to Rise, I'm Gonna Walk the Streets, In Bahia Town, Jim Along Josie, Jubilee, Kentucky Mountain Song, Kyrie, La Cloche, Lady Come Down, Lelia, Let Us Sing, Listen to the Lambs, Little Wheel, Liza Jane, Lonely Dove, Long Legged Sailor, Lovely Evening, Lucy Locket, Lullaby, Lullay My Liking

M - R: Mama Don't 'Low, Mary Ann, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Miss Susan Brown, Morning Is Come, Music Shall Live, Noah's Ark, Oats Peas Beans, Oh Watch the Stars, Oh Won't You Sit Down?, Old King Glory of the Mountain, Old Paint, On a Mountain, One Two Tie My Shoe, Page's Train, Pretty Little Baby, Ring Around the Moon, Ring Around the Rosy, Rocky Mountain

S - Z: Sailor, Sally Over the Water, Scotland's Burning, Shake Those 'Simmons, Sit Down Sister, Softly, Solas Market, Star Light Star Bright, Strawberries, Swan Song, There Was a Man, 3 Little Pigs, 3 Wise Men of Gotham, Throw It Out the Window, Tideo, To the Pines, Toembai, Train's Off the Track, Westminster, What'll We Do With the Baby?, Where Is John?, Who Built the Ark?, Who's That?, Wimoweh


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I purchased this because I wanted to compare the methodology used in this to the methodology used in Kodaly Today.
James N on Jul 5, 2013
I am working on music from Virginia with my fourth grade students and this book had some of the specific titles I needed.
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