The classic modes are perfect vehicles for improvisation! These short pieces with complete Orff process lesson plans can kick start your students' composition and improvisation skills. Throw in some mixed-meters, and the recipe is complete! You'll soon have a fine stew of student-created, mystical, modal music that students will love.
Suitable for grades 4 - 8.
A CD ROM is included with full color visuals, full scores, and keynote and PowerPoint presentations ready for your classroom. Full quality audio files for each piece are included to enhance your movement activities and create dances.
About The Author: Dr. Robert A. Amchin is a distinguished teaching professor of music education and the concentration coordinator for music education at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. He was made a honorary lifetime member of the Kentucky Orff Association in 2006 and in 2007 named a Distinguished Teaching Faculty member at Louisville in 2007.
Dr. Amchin is a professional percussionist and holds degrees in Music Education from the New England Conservatory of Music, The University of Michigan and a teaching certificate from the Orff Institute. Providing recorder, movement, and pedagogy instruction for Orff Shulwerk teacher training courses, Dr. Amchin is recognized as a general music clinician at from local to international levels.