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One-a-Day Warm-ups for Orff Instruments



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By Linda Forrest.  These simple songs and patterns give students a chance to warm up their playing skills. Spend 5-10 minutes each day playing warm-ups. Emphasize posture, technique, style, and steady beat. Patterns are all types of borduns and variations, beginning with simple one-chord patterns. There are 30 warm-ups.

There are 25 Sing-Along Songs from which to choose. Once the song is familiar, add body percussion and then instruments. Many of the exercises can begin with clapping and patting highs and lows. The instruments are not labelled. Try them on unpitched instruments. Once the patterns are established, let students be creative and add parts on their own.

A provided chart shows which Warmups (and Key) to use with each Sing-Along Song. All pages are reproducible.
38 pages.
For grades 1-5.

One-a-Day Warm-ups
Borduns: Chords; Level; Interval, Cross Over, Two-Part, Ostinato, I, I-V, I-IV-V.
Sing-Along Songs
   Rain, Rain
   It's Raining
   Diddle, Diddle Dumpling
   Hot Cross Buns
   Hop Old Squirrel
   The Closet Key
   Merrily We Roll Along
   Rocky Mountain
   Button, You Must Wander
   Riding in the Buggy
   Lil' Liza Jane
   Jingle at the Window
   Land of the Silver Birch
   Scotland's Burning
   Are You Sleeping?
   Mister Rabbit
   Old MacDonald Had a Farm
   Dance Josey
   Turn the Glasses Over
   My Lord, What a Morning
   Down by the Station
   Row, Row, Row Your Boat
   Skip to My Lou
   Old Joe Clark



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These arrangements are so easy. You can choose different arrangements, of increasing difficulty, to use for the same song. And all the songs are folksongs.
Julie J on Dec 1, 2012

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