Lesson: Melodic Improvisation with Syncopation

I Heard the Angels Singing–Southern Spiritual Lesson Objective: Melodic improvisation with syncopation Download the lesson here: I Heard the Angels Singing
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Orff Certification

Are you interested in furthering your music career through Orff-Schulwerk certification? Visit the American Orff-Schulwerk’s page for information on current professional development opportunities and approved Orff Certification courses:  http://aosa.org/professional.html  
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Instrument Repair Hospital: Resonator Boxes

In this episode of Instrument Repair Hospital, “Dr. Lissa” demonstrates her method for repairing or replacing the wood of a resonator box that has been dropped or otherwise damaged. Take good care of your Studio 49 Orff Instruments for their long lasting health and great sound! Materials: – Hardwood 1/2″ thick – Wood glue – Sandpaper –…
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Instrument Repair Hospital: Nails and Tubing

In this episode of Instrument Repair Hospital, “Dr. Lissa” shows us how to replace broken nails and tubing on barred instruments. Tubing and nails only last 10-12 years before the rubber begins to rot and needs to be replaced. Take good care of your Studio 49 Orff Instruments for their long lasting health and great sound! Be…
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Exploring Our Roots, Expanding Our Future: Lesson 4

Exploring Our Roots, Expanding Our Future: Lesson 4 Since most of the elements in this particular part of the lesson have already been introduced, most of the time will be devoted to students constructing possibilities for the final form of the piece. Download the lesson here: Roots Lesson 4 Video Demonstration:
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Exploring Our Roots, Expanding Our Future: Lesson 3

Exploring Our Roots, Expanding Our Future, Lesson 3 Speech will provide the rhythmic material for the compositions of unpitched percussion that will accompany the barred instrument piece learned in Lesson 2. Download the lesson here: Roots Lesson 3 Video Demonstration:  
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Exploring Our Roots, Expanding Our Future: Lesson 2

Exploring Our Roots, Expanding Our Future: Lesson 2. Students are ready to perform the piece composed with all ostinati accompaniments. Download the lesson here: Roots Lesson 2 Video demonstration:
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Exploring Our Roots, Expanding Our Future: Lesson 1

Exploring Our Roots: Introduction and Lesson 1. Using a pentatonic scale, students will identify, compose, read, and perform 16 beat rhythms containing quarter notes, eighth notes, and quarter rests. Download the lesson here: Roots Lesson 1
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Purposeful Pathways Lesson: Simple Simon

This lesson is from Purposeful Pathways: Possibilities for the Elementary Music Classroom, Book One – by Roger Sams and Beth Ann Hepburn. Click on the link to download the lesson: PurposefulPathways_SimpleSimon
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Purposeful Pathways Lesson: Cinderella

This lesson is from Purposeful Pathways: Possibilities for the Elementary Music Classroom, Book One – by Roger Sams and Beth Ann Hepburn. Click on the link to download the lesson: PurposefulPathways_Cinderella
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Pease Porridge Hot

Purposeful Pathways Lesson: Peas Porridge Hot

This lesson is an excerpt from Purposeful Pathways: Possibilities for the Elementary Music Classroom, Book One – by Roger Sams and Beth Ann Hepburn. Click here to download the pdf. 
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Apple Tree

Purposeful Pathways Lesson: Apple Tree

This lesson is an excerpt from Purposeful Pathways: Possibilities for the Elementary Music Classroom, Book One – by Roger Sams and Beth Ann Hepburn. Click here to download the pdf. 
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