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7M - Orff Activity 'Take 5'

Students from 7 Maroon performing the Orff activity 'Take 5'. Fabulous work, these 2 groups!

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Free Orff Sheet Music

Print and Download Free Orff Orchestrations (Arrangements) Sheet Music for the Elementary Music Classroom. Unlimited Prints. Format: PDF

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Carol of the Bells for Orff (finally!!)

I've been avoiding writing this post because of the amount of time I thought it would take. I'm going to go out on a limb and hope you all will not mind the imperfections of this final product. Here is the list of things I was going to mention in more detail: 1. The arrangement is very close to the traditional SATB Carol of the Bells. 2. The Orff instruments I have do not have G#, which created a few issues. I chose to use piano to play the one important section that contained the note. There is another section that I am hoping doesn't sound too bad with a G natural. 3. The notation system I used was free online, and I had very little time to write it, so there are a few issues with it. Oh well! I hope to edit on a better notation system some other time. Ok! That's it! My fifth graders are loving it. I'll post a recording if I can. The one included here is a demo that I created on Garage Band. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Carol-of-the-Bells-for-Orff-Ensemble-7439583 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6jBwrqnt9veTzZ5WjNNdi1oR0U/edit?usp=sharing http://collab2.hawthorn73.org/users/campbellb/weblog/dd517/Carol_of_the_Bells_DEMO.html

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Teaching With Orff - free resource for movement & music educators

Teaching With Orff is a free resource for music & movement educators with lesson plans, teaching tips, and instrument repair videos to support your work.

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Happy!

It's been a while since I posted anything that you can take right to your classroom. Here's a new one that you can use right away - well...with a little work on your part. The song "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2" by Parrell Williams is a very catchy tune. I feel it's a great teaching piece for many reasons. For one, it's a catchy, popular tune with lyrics you can actually play in the classroom! Another reason I like it for teaching is that it illustrates a very important concept when learning music. So often we tell students "major" songs sound "happy" and "minor" songs sound "sad." Well...here is an example that flies in the face of that logic. When you hear this song you can't help but feel "happy" even though it's actually in the key of F minor! First: BUY THE SONG. Please don't use a free service to play the song. It's available from most music services of your choice (Amazon, iTunes, etc.). Now, if you have a plethora of instruments at your disposal with a full compliment of chromatic notes, then by all means, transpose what I've provided here and use it as-is with the original. Most folks with Orff instruments are limited with the only accidentals available being F-sharps and B-flats. For this reason, I needed to transpose this song down a half step to E minor. Not to mention my fourth graders do not have any idea of how to play A-flat or B-flat on the recorder and I have no desire to confuse what we've already started by teaching those pitches. The way I have it here fits beautifully with the fact that my fourth grade students have just learned the pitch E, so this will be excellent (and fun) practice. "But...how do I get the recording in the correct key?" you may ask. There are options. I transposed mine with a program that I love called "Wavepad." Transposing it down took a little trial and error (it goes by percentage rather than actual pitch or half steps - 94% did the trick) and yes, the result sounds slightly different than the original - but as I find myself saying so often when I have to make do "It's close enough for this side of town!" They do have a free version available here: Click here. Another option that many music teachers like is to use Audacity. You can download Audacity completely free here. To get you going on how to transpose music with Audacity there are several resources available on the Internet. Simply Google "transpose with Audacity" and you should be well on your way if you need help figuring that task out. So here's the play-along notation for the transposed version in E minor. If you have instruments at your disposal with lower pitches (for example, I have some of the bass Joia tubes) I recommend changing the pitch B in the bass xylophone part an octave lower - but that's just a personal preference. The unpitched percussion part can be anything you have - sticks, hand drums, tambourines, etc. The alto xylophone part also provides a great opportunity to teach the famed "syncopa" rhythm pattern in the second measure. The ostinati laid out here can be played throughout and the wonderful thing about the original recording is that it gives you a nice set-up count-off at the beginning. Enjoy and...be HAPPY!

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Ultimate Orff Winter Celebrations (Book & CD Pack

Buy Ultimate Orff Winter Celebrations (Book & CD Pack at jwpepper.com. Whether you are just beginning to acquire Orff instruments for your classroom o

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daydreaming / a playlist for carefree summer days / spotify: campbell fauber 🍃😌🌻✨

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Rain Dance - Beth's Notes

Lyrics Come again, come again, come good rain. Fall upon the mountains and on the plain. Come again, come again, come good rain. Water for the river and for the grain. See also mi, so, la songs EGA recorder songs songs about the weather songs with Orff arrangements songs with one chord Extras for Plus Members … Rain Dance Read More »

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I Can't Wait for the Snow to Fall

This is a beloved folk song I learned long ago at a workshop and have loved ever since. The original folk song's words are, "I dont care if the rain comes down, I'm gonna dance all day". Needing a song for our holiday concert with a winter theme, I played around with this one and my students helped develop an easy orchestration and form we have loved using. Sing the song as written, each time students sing the word, "dance" they strike a dance pose. Clap "hey, hey" and patsch "carry me away". For alternating sections, students came up with the idea of continuing the orchestration and humming the tune while doing dance moves. Here's how it worked out: A: Song with orchestration B: Hum melody, orchestration continues; perform Macarena movements (this works out perfectly with the song and the dance can be performed twice). A: Song with orchestration C: Hum melody, orchestration continues; perform the Floss (YUP.. what they voted for!). A: Song with orchestration D: Hum melody, orchestration continues; freestyle- students perform movement of their choosing. A: Song with orchestration, end with "I'm gonna dance all day" 3 times followed by a final glockenspiel, "plink". This was SO fun and really had my students moving and grooving. Good for any winter fun! Hope you enjoy this one now or later!

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Orff Orchestrations for Elementary Classroom | Free Sheet Music

Do you need some music for your elementary music classroom? Here is a variety to choose from ranging from “easy” to “intermediate” levels. You can print the sheet music an…

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