Eurhythmics for Children: Spring


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Euthythmics for Young Children: Six Lessons for Spring
By Monica Dale  
90 pages
Preschool - grade 2

For music classes that move. A practical resource on teaching Dalcroze Euthythmics. These complete, sequenced lessons give a clear example of the Dalcroze Method in practice. Whether you're an experienced teacher or just starting out, this book will give you a wealth of creative ideas for your preschool or early elementary classes.

You'll be inspired with:

  • Six lesson outlines with detailed procedures
  • Six stories for creative movement
  • Songs (mostly traditional) with piano accompaniments
  • Teaching tips for working with children
  • Page after page of exercises in movement and music
  • Start-up examples for piano improvisation
  • Creative approaches to pitch studies
  • Explanation and rationale of the Dalcroze Method

Lesson 1: Anapest. Includes introduction or review of anapest (short, short, long); addition of the pattern name; scale numbers and syllables, with emphasis on 1 to 5.   

Lesson 2: Beat, Division, & Anapest. Includes reading rhythmic notation; continued work with pitch on numbers, letters, & syllables.   

Lesson 3: Dynamics. Includes shifts of dynamics within simple meter of 3; continued development of pitch identification skills.   

Lesson 4: Changing Meters- 2, 3, & 4. Includes review of simple meters in 3 and 4; changes between the meters.   

Lesson 5: Dactylic Rhythm, Graduated Dynamics. Includes introduction to dactylic rhythm (long, short, short); crescendo & decrescendo. Lesson 6: Staccato & Legato. Includes focus on articulation in movement, voice, & instruments; melodic patterns beginning on "mi" and "sol".  

Appendix 1: Additional Accompaniments
Appendix 2: Supplementary Worksheets; Index to Songs & Stories.


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