Thursday, November 15, 2012

Winter Snowflakes Song with Orff Arrangement and Improvisation

This is an Orff arrangement I wrote a few days ago. You could make the accompaniment simpler by using a closed bordun and not adding the additional percussion. For those of you unfamiliar with Orff process; teach using body percussion first; patsch the BX/BM rhythm, add snaps for glockenspiel part. Clap the rhythm of the song then transfer to instruments set up in C pentatonic to create a contrasting "B" Section. Have fun and let me know how you used it/changed it.

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  1. Thank you, Aimee, for the idea. I am developing a unit on snow activities and suddenly thought of googling Orff lesson plans. Your idea is wonderful! I will let you know what I do with my first graders. (I am a retired music teacher returning to teaching music to kindergarten and first graders. It has been so much fun!)

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  2. My second graders performed this with the story Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats for a winter holiday program. They really enjoyed the song.

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    1. Oh I am so glad.. thank you for letting me know! It's wonderful to hear you were able to use this with your students!

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