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I love African American spirituals! I have long been a proponent of singing spirituals in music class because of their educational value. But I am starting to realize that there could be more value in these amazing songs, not just...
In honor of today’s ruling by a federal judge, who lifted the copyright from “Happy Birthday to You” (read about it here), let’s talk copyright laws! Not fun, I know, but if you read all the way to the bottom, there...
See Part 1 of Instruments in Class: Tips & Tricks here. Playing Orff Instruments Before we play instruments, we practice holding mallets, either with each child holding mallets or practicing with rhythm sticks on the floor. “Lightly pinch the mallets...
“Me, me, me! It’s MY turn!” Have you heard that a million times? Instruments are so fun to play! Here are some tips and tricks I’ve used when using instruments in the classroom. Before they play I mention the rules OVER and...
Links Small percussion instruments I recommend – post here Orff instruments I recommend – post here Classroom instruments – tips & tricks part 1 – post here Storing instruments in a Music Classroom Here is how I set up my...