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33 resources with the keyterm orff instruments

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Using Garage Band to Enhance 2nd Grade Composition

For Teachers 2nd
Your second graders can become composers with a little help from the Garage Band software. You pre-select several drum, piano, and guitar loops for the groups to choose from, then they put them together following an ABA looping pattern....
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Que IIueva or It's Raining

For Teachers 3rd
Get out your Orff instruments and the text, Spotlight on Music, it's time to instruct the class in playing and performing music. They'll practice pitch, rhythm, and harmony by clapping and singing, then apply what they've learned as they...
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El Tambor

For Teachers 6th
Before playing their Orff xylophones and percussion instruments, budding musicians learn the rhythm by clapping it. They clap along then use that same rhythm as they play their instruments. The song featured in this lesson can be found...
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Johnson Boys

For Teachers 4th
Get out those Orff instruments, because your class is going to play the song, "Johnson Boys." They practice rhythm and pitch by clapping along with the teacher, then use their instruments to play the song in small groups and as an...
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Cotton-Eye Joe

For Teachers 4th
Using or switching from left to right hand when playing any instrument is a skill that needs a lot of practice. Kids practice clapping and switching hands while they play the song, "Cotton-Eye Joe" on their Orff instruments. 
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Li'l Liza Jane

For Teachers 4th
The xylephone, metalaphone, and glockenspiel are used to play the song, "Li’l ’Liza Jane" found in the text, Spotlight on Music. Learners are instructed to focus on rhythm, pitch, and form as the practice playing their Orff instruements.
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A la puerta del cielo

For Teachers 4th
The song played in this lesson requires numerous pattern changes. To help learners along, they are instructed to sing each part before it is played. Each part is practiced in small groups and then as an ensemble using Orff instruments...
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Night Herding Song

For Teachers 4th
Mirroring is the teaching technique used to instruct learners in this music lesson. They mirror the patted rhythm as it is done by the teacher, they work to create a rocking sound with the way they create rhythm and play their Orff...
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Water Come a Me Eye

For Teachers 4th
Practice makes perfect, right? And practice is just what fourth graders will do as they pat the rhythm to the song, "Water Come a Me Eye." They echo the musical pattern using voice and body percussion, then play the tune on their Orff...
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Allundé, Alluia

For Teachers 4th
Orff musical arrangements make learning how to play music snap. The class practices playing their instruments with a focus on melody, pitch, and rhythm. They sing and pat out the rhythms of the song, "Allunde, Alluia" prior to playing...
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Achshav

For Teachers 4th
Playing percussive instruments is fun! It also helps kids understand music instruction, rhythm, and playing together. The class uses Orff instruments to practice, then performs the song, "Achshav." The songs for this and other lessons...
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When I Was Young

For Teachers 4th
The woodblock, xylophone, and metallophone are the focus of this Orff ensemble music arrangement. Kids practice playing their instruments keeping rhythm, pitch, and harmony as the focus of the lesson. They echo the teacher by patting a...
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Cornstalk Fiddle and a Shoestring Bow

For Teachers 3rd
Playing music while considering form, pitch, and rhythm is the topic of this music lesson. Third graders practice playing a song in small groups and then as an ensemble. This lesson uses the text, Spotlight on Music and Orff instruments. 
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Mizuguruma: The Water Wheel

For Teachers 1st
If your first graders can play Orff instruments, then this lesson plan could come in handy. They'll practice playing each part of the song, The Water Wheel in small groups and then as an ensemble. This lesson plan is for use with the...
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Spring Has Come

For Teachers 3rd
Using their Orff instruments, your third graders can learn to play as a music ensemble. They work together and in small groups to practice melody, harmony, and rhythm for the song, "Spring Has Come." This lesson is intended for use with...
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Turn the Glass Over

For Teachers 3rd
Take the guesswork out of instructing younger learners how to play in a music ensemble. Provide here are the steps to teaching and engaging them in practicing a song using rhythm and pitch. Orff instruments are used for this lesson.
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Here Comes Sally

For Teachers 2nd
Keeping time and rhythm are a major part of learning to play in a music ensemble. Second grade musicians read and sing pitch while practicing the rhythm of the song, "Here Comes Sally." Orff instruments and the text, Spotlight on Music...
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Love Somebody

For Teachers 4th
Each section in this lesson gets to practice a specific part of the song "Love Somebody." Your fourth grade orchestra will play their Orff instruments as you instruct each instrument group as a section as a musical unit. 
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El Floron: The Flower

For Teachers 3rd
Playing music is great for the brain and fun to do. Learners practice playing their Orff instruments to the song, El Floron. A breakdown of the instructional practice is outlined in this simple activity. For use with the...
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I'll Rise When the Rooster Crows

For Teachers 4th
You've found some instructional ideas on how to teach music, using Orff instruments. The class practices rhythm, melody, and harmony as the play each part of the song. For use with the Mcmillian/Mcgraw-Hill text, Spotlight on Music.
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Wood Chuck

For Teachers 3rd
Play music with your class. Using Orff instruments and arrangements they learn to play the melody of a song, first in parts then as a group. This lesson is intended for use with the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill text, Spotlight on Music.
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Chinka Hanka

For Teachers 4th
This instructional activity is intended for use with Orff instruments and the Mcmillan/Mcgraw-Hill text, Spotlight on Music. Learners are instructed on playing their instruments together as a group keeping in time with the rhythm and...
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Uncle Pen

For Teachers 5th
Kids practice playing their Orff instruments. They follow along as the instructor leads them through a series of rhythm and note playing practice exercises. This lesson is intended for use with the Macmillan/Mcgraw-Hill text, Spotlight...
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Riding, Riding, Is Mr. Postman

For Teachers 6th
If you have the McMillan/McGraw-Hill text, Spotlight on Music and access to Orff instruments, you should consider this lesson. It provides an outline for you to use when instructing 5th graders in music orchestration.