Explains Orff's music education methods for teachers looking to add his fundamentals to their curriculum.
This book was written in response to a constant demand by educators, music teachers and parents who wanted to know more about Music for Children, in particular how did Orff's ideas differ from existing "methods" and how could teachers develop these ideas. Doreen Hall provides the answers to these and other fundamental questions about Orff-Schulwerk in this concise booklet, which is a natural extension of her work on the first english adaption.
There are important chapters on: the instruments; rhythm and speech; lesson planning; giving demonstrations, etc. Illustrated. Introduction • The Instruments • The Body as an Instrument • Rhythm and Speech • The Debelopment of Rhythmic and Melodic Ostinati • The Canon • The Rhythmic and Melodic Rondo • Lesson Planning • Giving a Demonstration