I Can Show It...Cause I Know It! by Joy Reeve. A Music Classroom Resource for Grades 4-8
Many teachers are presented with upper elementary students who have a gap in their knowledge of music fundamentals, so they need to learn primary level music curriculum when they are in their junior and middle school years. This book was written and designed to teach this age group the fundamentals of beat, rhythm, pitch and melody with lyric and thematic content that is engaging and relevant.
This book is divided into three sequential sections: Beat Through Movement; Rhythm; and Pitch and Melody. The section on Beat Through Movement is designed to develop and focus on these rudiments, beginning with beat-keeping through movement, dance, and body percussion activities. The section on Rhythm presents definitions of terms and rhythmic figures of simple time presented through changs with verbal definitions that match their meaning in a musical context. Pitch and Melody is where the activities can be used for voice alone, or in conjuntion with barred Orff instruments (but not barred instruments alone). Comes with CD. Digital files available at orffwithjoy.ca
Joy Reeve is an Orff Levels Instructor for the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and has been teaching for over two decades. She has a Post Level 3 Masters in Orff Pedagogy.
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