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Composer Books & DVDs

Books These are some of my favorite composer books. This is a non-traditional version of composer biographies. You won’t be able to put it down! And these books are just adorable! They are chock-full of great biographical information, and there are …

Orff Books

These Orff books are really helpful, whether or not have had Orff training. They are often great about giving you the play-by-play lesson plans – with active, hands-on learning. Jeff Kriske & Randy DeLelles have several great books. I especially …

Peter and the Wolf

by Sergei Prokofiev Recording of instruments / character themes Narrated by Lina Prokofiev – Amazon  |  iTunes Narrated by Sir John Gielgud – Amazon  |  iTunes Narrated by Leonard Bernstein – Amazon  |  iTunes These excerpts aren’t solos, but the instrument/character is …

Nutcracker Ballet – Lessons & Resources

by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Resources 1st grade lessons 2nd grade lessons “March” – form worksheet Nutcracker DVDs Recording – CD / MP3 – maestroclassics.com The story classicalmusic.com 5 minute synopsis on youtube See also orchestra books orchestra resources Zin Zin Zin …

Be Kind to Your Web-Footed Friends

Info This tune is John Philip Sousa‘s Stars and Stripes Forever. Lyrics Be kind to your web-footed friends For a duck may be somebody’s mother, Be kind to your friends in the swamp Where the weather is always damp. You …

Form Worksheets

Teaching Suggestions When your goal is to have the students fill out A,B,C, etc. on a form worksheet or assessment, they first need to be very familiar with the piece, or at least portions of the piece. For non-musicians especially, …

Composing-D,E,G,A,B,C,’D’

This is a great composition project for recorder notes D,E,G,A,B,C’D’.   See also recorder songs & resources Elements of Music Notation worksheet / assessment Staff manipulatives rhythm compositions more composition of melodies Extras for Plus Members Lesson ideas, Composition Worksheet, Rubric …

Composition-EGAB

For beginning recorder players, this composition project can really work.   See also recorder songs & resources Elements of Music Notation worksheet / assessment Staff manipulatives composition of melodies Elements of Music Notation worksheet / assessment Extras for Plus Members Lesson …

Composition-Pentatonic

Composing Melodies with the Pentatonic Scale – in F or G (both examples are provided). F is preferable for singing within most students’ range, but G is preferable if you are also teaching them absolute note names because of recorders …

Composition-mi, so, la

Lesson 1 Demonstrate xylophone – which note is which (only mi, so and la: E, G and A) I play a pattern on xylophone as I sing on solfege, they sing back, then add Curwen hand signs Pass out paper xylophone, …

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