Creative Movement: Exploring Laban’s Theories in the Orff Classroom
by Deborah Ann Stuart
A more complete explanation of the process discussed in this article from the Winter, 2015 issue can be found in the PDF below.
The Orff Angels: Adults Learning Through the Schulwerk
by Joan Bell Dakin
In Joan Bell Dakin’s article, “The Orff Angels: Learning Through the Schulwerk” (The Orff Echo, Winter, 2015), she mentions arrangements that she and colleague Kay Albrecht created to support the senior group’s music. Below is the complete arrangement of one such song, Lone Wild Bird.
Technology Follows Performance
This worksheet and song examples were mentioned in Chris Judah-Lauder’s “President’s Message: Technology Follows Performance” in the Fall, 2014 issue of The Orff Echo.
Worksheet (pdf): Down to E Garage Band Project
Audio Example: “Down to E”
Audio Example: “Indigo Blue Arabatzis”
Creating Songs With Sounds and Rhythms From Nature
by Jean Young
In the fall 2014 issue of The Orff Echo, author Jean Young describes how she uses impressions from the wild natural world to craft songs for children. Listen to the full version of A Beaver, one of the songs discussed in her article “Creating Songs With Sounds and Rhythms From Nature.”
Assessment: Perceptions and Challenges of General and Choral Music Teachers
Practical Strategies: Aligning Orff Schulwerk and Common Core State Standards
Reflective Technology: Using Recording Tools in the Music Classroom
By Dave Thaxton
Listen to a sound recording of the spontaneous music creation referenced in the article: Reflective Technology: Using Recording Tools in the Music Classroom by David Thaxton, found in the Fall 2013 issue of The Echo.
Learning Through Exploration and Play
©2007 by Peggy McCreary
“An article with enticing illustrations in the Summer 1998 Orff Echo, “Learning From Orff Instruments,” by Giovanni Piazza, had a profound affect on my teaching. I tried some of the ideas in my classroom and began taking pictures. Each year I think that the students have invented everything possible, yet they amaze me again and again.”
The complete article contains many photos, so files may take a few moments to download.