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Orff-Schulwerk: Applications for the Classroom



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Orff-Schulwerk: Applications for the Classroom
By Brigitte Warner
305 pages 

Orff-Schulwerk: Applications for the Classroom helps music teachers interpret and apply the Orff-Schulwerk approach to music education. It represents a step-by-step teaching program based on rhythm, melody and harmony. This text guides you on how to adapt and simplify existing models in Orff-Schulwerk and shows methods for incorporating other materials into your program. It discusses pentatonics other than "Do" with examples from traditional American songs. Sample activities for improvisation are included. This is a good guide for in-service teacher training programs.   


  • Chapter 1: Orff, His Work, His Philosophy.
  • Chapter 2: Basic Rhythmic Concepts (rhythm and meter, rhythm and language in history and in Orff-Schulwerk, smallest units of rhythmic patterns, phrases and form, metric vocabulary).
  • Chapter 3: Development of the Basic Rhythmic Concepts in Orff-Schulwerk (pulse, basic rhythmic building blocks, development of horizontal and vertical sound aspect, other rhythmic concepts- triple meter and upbeat, improvisation).
  • Chapter 4: Beginning Melody and Accompaniment.
  • Chapter 5: Completing the Pentatonic.
  • Chapter 6: Forms of Accompaniment (part-music, ostinato accompaniment, pre-forms of the pitched ostinato, pitched ostinato drone patterns with added thirds).
  • Chapter 7: Songs and Instrumental Pieces in Orff-Schulwerk I.
  • Chapter 8: The 5 Pentatonic Modes.
  • Chapter 9: Recorder Playing (recorder in Orff-Schulwerk, first steps in recorder playing-call and chant pitches, sequencing pitch introduction in accordance with the melodic-harmonic development in pentatonic).
  • Chapter 10: Word and Language in Orff-Schulwerk.

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