Playing Together


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Playing Together
An Introduction to Teaching Orff-Instrument Skills  
Music for Children series
By Jane Frazee
40 pages
This book provides a sequenced program for building instrumental technique that first approaches instrumental color through rhyme and song, progresses to mallet technique through playing accompaniments and then proceeds to playing melodies and then melodies and accompaniments. 

The musical materials used are folk melodies, Renaissance music, composed pieces and standard Orff-Schulwerk literature.

1. Enjoying Sounds
    Storytelling on Pitched Instruments
       Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty, Little Miss Muppet, Jack Be Nimble, Hickory Dickory Dock*
   Exploring Instrumental Color
       The Giant, Hey Diddle Diddle, Up the Ladder, Old Pond*, Spring Rain*

2. Playing Accompaniments
    Hands Together: Octaves
       German Folk Melody, Ich spring an diesem Ring, All Around the Buttercup*, Green Bough*
   Hands Together: Drones
       Filles a Marier, Triory de Bretagne, Latvian Lullaby*, Moonrise*
   Hands in Alternation: Octaves
       Breton Folk Melody, Keetman Piece #8, Branle, When the Sun Wakes Up*
   Hands in Alternation: Drones
       Ungaresca, Long Summer Day*, Tourdion Basse Dance, Whistle Daughter Whistle*
   Hands Together: Moving to Adjacent Pitches (Octaves)
       Instrumental Piece, Elizabethan Inspiration
   Hands Together: Moving to Adjacent Pitches (Fifths)
       Lullaby*, Prendes I garde, 
   Moving Drone: Fifth Moves
       Instrumental Piece #1, Roses*, No Sky at All*
   Moving Drone: Tonic Moves
       Melody #11, Ring Around the Rosie*
   Dominant Shift: Drone Moves to Dominant Octave
       Babylon's Falling*, British Folk Song, Didn't My Lord*
   Hand Crossing: Left Crosses, Right Stable
       Instrumental Piece #29, Folk Dance, Down Came a Lady*
   Hand Crossing: Right Crosses, Left Stable
       Cut the Cake, Melody #7    

3. Playing Melodies
       One Step at a Time, Come Be Merry, La Cloche, Sleepy Head
       The Absent F, Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater, Crooked Man, The B Section
    Repeated Notes
The A Section, Keetman Piece #12, Melody #17, Ungaresca
    Steps, Skips and Repeated Notes
       Branle de Champaigne, Keetman Piece #8, Keetman Piece #22, Keetman Piece #27

4. Playing Two-Part Instrumental Pieces 
Canon #37, Pavan, Listen to the River, Rondo, Allegro #5, Allegro

* Melody is sung.


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