By Diane M. Lange. Subtitle: Combining Orff Schulwerk and Music Learning Theory.
This book combines the learn-by-doing approach of Orff Schulwerk with the sequencing of musical skills in Edwin E. Gordon's Music Learning Theory.
In the first 3 chapters, Lange covers the basics of Orff Schulwerk, Music Learning Theory, and how they can be coordinated for maximum learning. Chapter 4, the hands-on portion of the book, includes songs and activities that put these ideas into practice. Each activity includes information about suggested grade level, objectives, and instructions for harnessing both Orff Schulwerk and Music Learning Theory.
When the ideas of Orff Schulwerk and Music Learning Theory are combined, each class becomes a musical adventure. These 2 approaches efficiently achieve the main goal of every music educator: to develop independent musicians who can intelligently communicate their musical ideas.
For grades K-5.
Chapter 1 - Orff Schulwerk
Chapter 2 - Music Learning Theory
Chapter 3 - Orff Schulwerk and Music Learning Theory Combined
Chapter 4 - Songs and Chants
Songs and Chants (traditional and original): Frog Went A-Courtin', Little Red Truck, Greek Folk Song melody, I've Got a Dog, Bubble Gum Chew and Blow (in duple and then triple meter), Ha Ha Thisaway, Up the Hickory, Hickory Dickory Dock, Short'nin' Bread, Canoe Song, Who's That Tapping at the Window?, Old Joe Clark, Old Texas, The Squirrel, Round and Round, O Sinner Man, Magic Rondo, Cross Patch.