Play, Sing, & Dance
An Introduction to Orff Schulwerk
By Doug Goodkin
Essays by the author (some originally written for workshops and articles) on the ideas of the Schulwerk in contemporary terms. The goal is to stimulate the thinking side of the Schulwerk. The chapters explore the Orff media and draw out the guiding grammars that define the language of Orff Schulwerk and make it unique. Section 1 suggests how the broad scope of Orff media helps children to retain their intrinsic wholeness and express their uniqueness. Section 2 gives an overview of some specific ways in which the Schulwerk trains the musical intelligence, with a special focus on what is "elemental style".
Section 1 - Orff Media: Games- A Child's Curriculum, Musica Poetica- The Word in Orff Schulwerk, What- Me Sing, Sing Sing Sing, Folk Dance in the Music Classroom, To Move and Be Moved, Dance in the Orff Schulwerk, Movement in the Music Classroom, Body Percussion in Music Education, An Introduction to Keith Terry's Body Music, Bells On Her Toes- Percussion in the Music Class, The Orff Instruments- A Child-sized Orchestra, The Role of the Recorder in the Schulwerk, The Play's the Thing- Drama in Music Education, Drama Program Notes, Celebrations Orff Schulwerk Style.
Section 2 - Elemental Style: Rhythmic Vocalization, Solfege in the Orff Schulwerk, The Pentatonic Scale, The Drone- A Basic Foundation, The Ostinato, Music for Children- The Volumes, The Volumes- A Logical Progression.
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