As the elementary/classroom music specialists at Stanton’s Sheet Music have been reviewing the new publications for the 2010-11 school year and selecting products to feature on our Elementary General Music Clinic, we were pleased to find some great new Orff resources:
Written specifically for students new to instrumental ensembles, “Behind Bars” will get your intermediate students behind those barred instruments, playing music designed for entry-level ensembles. The sophisticated simplicity of these short pieces will enable your students to master them quickly and successfully, but that’s just the beginning. Once your students have gained confidence playing basic patterns and harmonies, Mari Schay opens the door to arranging and helps you guide your students to creating performance-length pieces. A performance CD is included for your reference.
Mallet Madness Strikes Again!
Inspiration has struck master teacher Artie Almeida once again! Catch the fever and join in the fun. “Mallet Madness Strikes Again” features all new rhythm, melody, harmony, and timbre lessons designed for your mallet instruments, as well as the ever-popular Literature and Music Connections with lessons based on children’s literature, plus a whole new Technique Builder section to improve your students’ mallet skills. Complete lessons and reproducible visuals are sure to provide you with all of the support that you need to deliver engaging and exciting lessons for your young musicians.