New and experienced teachers alike will find "First We Sing!" by Susan Brumfield to be a practical, flexible and creative resource for bringing Kodály's approach into American music classrooms.
Activity Cards for preparation and practice provide fast, fun and creative ways to give your students a workout in each of the six skill areas: reading, writing, partwork, memory, listening and creating. Each 5-7 minute rhythm or melody activity is designed to assess either readiness or mastery at each step in the process. Since it will feel like a game, the students will be enthusiastically engaged, in each lesson. Four activities are printed on each separate sheet in the pack. Cut them apart (each card will end up being 4.25" x 5.5")and sort by color heading for quick and easy access!
Activities for Preparations
Activities for Practice
Rhythm Listening and Inner Hearing
Melody Listening and Inner Hearing