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Orff Instruments and How to Play Them



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Orff Instruments and How to Play Them
By Micaela Gruner
Book and CD/MP3
128 pages

A handbook for pedagogical practice and for work with groups of all ages. The historical background and how Carl Orff rediscovered and developed the intrumentarium for educational practice is presented as well as the conception of Orff-Schulwerk. Detailed, descriptinve information about handling and playing instruments is given with tips and instructions. Selection is also discussed. Suggestions on how to enable musical play with one another are presented. Readers are encourage to explore the various possible applications and creative possiblities of the instrumentarium. Includes recommendations for literature and further training and a CD/MP3 of aural examples with 2 sound samples of dance pieces from the early 1930s.

1. Introduction
What does Orff instrumentarium mean?
Background of the Instruments - County of Origin
Historical Background

2. Orff Instruments - Handling and Playing
Symbols from A - Z
Barred Instruments
Various Drums
Hand Percussion Instruments
Extended Orff Instruments

3. Orff Instruments - Selction and Care
Equipment for Groups
Caring for Instruments
Space and Set Up
Instrument Cards

4. Playing with Orff Instruments
The Specturm of Music-Making
Starting to play - practical examples
Making Music with a score - instrumental pieces with flair

Further reading
CD-Track list


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