Introduction to Music for Children


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Introduction to Music for Children
Orff-Schulwerk book
By Wilhelm Keller
English translation by Susan Kennedy
67 pages

Originally published in German as Einfuhrung in Musik fur Kinder as a guide to the original Schulwerk, this work may be used in conjunction with the English language adaptations of Orff-Schulwerk by Hall/Walter and Murray. References to specific exercises in these editions are noted by author, volume and page. Diagrams are included.

General Comments
The Instrumentarium
Playing Techniques for Percussion Instruments (including conducting exercises and body percussion)
Using Other Instruments (keyboard, bowed and plucked instruments)
The First Music Lessons
Beginning Lessons in Improvisation and Invention
Further Lessons in Invention Playing Rondos
Moving from the Pentatonic to Six and Seven-Tone Scales
Introducing the Dominant
Scale Degrees in the Minor
Free Recitation Tone
The Dominant in the Minor
Closing Considerations
Suggestions for Teachers - Basic Principles, Methods for Specific Exercises (in Interpretation, in Improvisation)


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