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.


  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!)

  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.

    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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