Whether you are a teacher using the Orff approach who is looking to augment your teaching or if you are a First Steps in Music teacher wishing to connect to the best of Orff, this book is for you!
First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk Sing, Say, Dance, Play by Joani Brandon, Betsy Greene, Rachel Grimsby, Craig Knapp, and Chris Tranberg is bursting with strategies and activities linking the Orff Schulwerk approach and John Feierabend's First Steps in Music methodology.
The authors give classroom-ready activities relating to each of the eight parts of the First Steps in Music approach: Pitch Exploration/Vocal Warm-Up, Fragment Singing, Simple Songs, Arioso, Song Tales, Movement Exploration/Warm-Up, Movement for Form and Expression, and Movement with Beat Motions.
Each section begins with a brief narrative describing the integration of First Steps in Music and the Orff approach and then gives a variety of lessons and activities. Included is a set of twelve complete lesson plans, supplemental repertoire, and an expanded section on Arioso.
- Foreword by Dr. Feierabend
- Introduction Pitch Exploration/Vocal Warm-Up
- Fragment Singing
- Simple Songs
- Song Tales
- Movement Exploration/Warm-Up
- Movement for Form and Expression
- Movement with Beat Motions
- Lesson Planning
- Sample 12-Week Semester Plan and Lessons
- Additional Lesson Repertoire
- Reference List
- Glossary of Terms
- Index of Orff Extensions