Rockin' the Radio Pop Arrangements and Teaching Strategies for Orff Instruments By Mari Schay Book and Enhanced CD 51 pages Grades 4 - 9Have you ever wanted to include some pop music in your music classroom? Here you have songs like Katy Perry's "Roar," the Beatles' "She Loves You," and Journey's "Don't Stop Believin" with age-appropriate, skill-building arrangements for Orff barred instruments and classroom percussion. The arrangements are divided into two sections: Radio Hits and Old Time Favorites. Radio Hits are the songs students will probably know from the radio, either their favorite stations or their parents' or grandparents' stations. Old Time Favorites are mostly spirituals and folk songs.
As you teach these ensemble arrangements, you'll reinforce rhythmic concepts, note reading, playing techniques, and more. Mari Schay takes you through a typical lesson sequence that addresses the old and new NAfME National Standards. These arrangements and lessons are appropriate for Orff ensembles or general music classes. The Enhanced CD includes full performance demonstrations of all ten songs, as well as printable/projectable instrument parts. ContentsForeword Choosing Music and Assigning Parts The Rehearsal Process NAfME National Standards (Old and New) Radio Hits Don't Stop Believin' Hey! Baby! Over the Rainbow Roar She Loves You Old Time Favorites Amazing Grace Jingle Bells Kumbayah Mama Don't Allow When the Saints Go Marching In