Ring, Dance PlayFirst Experiences with Choirchimes® and Orff SchulwerkBy Griff Gall and Paul WellerSpiral-bound book122 pagesGrades K – 5
Ring, Dance, Play bring together for the first time the versatility, playability, and tonality of the Malmark Choirchimes® with the revolutionary and engaging Orff Schulwerk pedagogy. This powerful combination will prove instrumental to any music educator looking for a fresh, new approach to engage their students. The book is a collection of ideas, songs, processes, and arrangements that the authors have found successful in their classrooms and rehearsals.
Lessons have been specifically created for grades K – 5 with an emphasis on developing overall music literacy through Orff Schulwerk’s full-body approach and child-centered way of learning. This resource integrates Choirchimes in innovative ways into an already established curriculum with pedagogical background and sequence.
By employing a “child’s world of play,” elemental music making is fun and easy. And since all concepts are learned by doing, Ring, Dance, Play will have your students ringing, dancing, and playing in no time.
Introduction Why This Text Is NeededInstrument ConsiderationsWhat is a Choirchime?Choirchime maintenanceBasic Ringing Technique
Orff Schulwerk History of Orff SchulwerkPhilosophy of Orff SchulwerkAn Introduction to the Orff Approach
General Applications for ChoirchimesImitation lessonsSpeech ExercisesRhythmic Building BlocksMelodic Transfer to Choirchimes
Primary (K – 1) IntroductionJohn the RabbitDown by the StationImprovisation with Sol-Mi on ChoirchimesHere We Sit
Intermediate (2 -3) IntroductionOne, Two, Tie My ShoeFruit BasketRocky MountainPease PorridgeLet Us Chase the SquirrelHalf-Note LessonI See the MoonTideoCanon 1 (from Music for Children, Volume I)Ding Dong Digga-Digga Dong (from Music for Children, Volume I)
Upper Elementary (4 – 5)IntroductionPaw-Paw PatchAlabama GalRecorders and ChoirchimesAndante for RecordersScotland’s BurningRecorder RondoTranquillo (from Music for Children, Volume I)Allegro (from Spielbuch fur Xylophon I)
Resources and Suggested Reading References Appendix