Music for Children Volume 2: Primary is a comprehensive teacher guide for beginning Orff-Schulwerk classroom planning. This teacher's guide by American Orff-Schulwerk teachers has been designed with three-part organization and increasing difficulty as you work through. Each section includes games for assisting with movement, readiness, speech materials, rhythmic and metric exercises, instrumental playing, singing, reading and writing. For teachers to use with grade 1 to 3. Spiral bound 218 pages.
Introduction and message from Carl Orff
Games for group readiness encourage a cooperative environment. Movement activities are typically combined with verses and songs. Songs and singing games are often pentatonic and within the octave. Speech exercises offer texts and models for further development of similar pieces. Rhythmic and metric exercises include the use of body percussion and non-pitched instruments. Only a basic skill level is necessary for instrumental playing. Reading and writing music grows from first experiences with symbols for sound.
Games for group readiness are more challenging in this part, and many are part of the movement exercises or in the improvisation examples. Movement continues to provide chances for solo and group response to music. Traditional children's dances and singing games are included. Speech exercises present models and texts to be accompanied by body percussion or instruments. Rhythmic and metric explorations use body percussion as ostinato support for songs and texts. These prepare for instrumental accompaniments. Singing incorporates and extends the melodic compass from Part One. Instrumental playing continues the progression of technical challenges for exercises with pitched and non-pitched instruments. Reading and writing music assumes greater importance.
Games for group readiness build independence and social interaction with skills being refined. Movement tasks build on previous experiences with free movement and singing games to explore partner and group improvisation. Speech materials are often open for the group's interpretations. Rhythmic and metric exercises introduce new meters and triplets in ABA and rondo form. Canons develop independence. Singing includes diatonic, major, minor and modes. Instrumental playing progresses. Reading and writing music games and exercises continue.
Introduction - Joachim Matthesius Using the Confluent Advantages of Work and Play in Orff Schulwerk - Martha Maybury Wampler Movement - Sr. Marcia Lunz On Playing the Instruments - Miriam Samuelson On Reading and Writing Music - Miriam Samuelson Building Musical Instruments with Children - Susan Kennedy
Acknowledgments Index of Learning Experiences