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Rhythm Boxes – Understanding Rhythm and Counting

A resource that will be great for everyone! You simply print out the pages. Keep the first page as it is and then the next pages you can cut out the notes. They will fit into the boxes. The number … Continue reading

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10 Rules for Expressive Singing

These are 10 rules that were demonstrated and explained at a music educator’s conference I attended recently. Most of these are things that choral people should know, but perhaps have forgotten and need to be reminded of. If you follow … Continue reading

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Resource: FREE Music Lesson Plans

Check out this database of music lesson plans from Hillsborough Countyu Schools: Music Curriculum Search You will need to enter the provided username and password. I have not examined these lesson plans in detail, but when you log in you … Continue reading

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Elementary Resources – Bibliography and Discography

Music Education Bibliography and Discography By Zadda Bazzy bazzyz[at]manateeschools[dot]net Recorder Do It! Play Recorder by James O. Froseth – book with Cd Recorder Routes I (or any of her other books) – book This book includes Orff arrangements with recorder … Continue reading

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Stickfigure Statues

This is a great idea for body motion and spatial awareness that can be done with music. Simply hold up one of the stick figures and the students must imitate the pose of the stick figure. It’s even more fun … Continue reading

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Kindergarten – Little Snail – Music Notation Lesson

In this lesson, taken from the Silver-Burdett Making Music, kindergarten book (unit 6, lesson 4, page T150.) students are introduced to actual music notation. The lesson begins by learning a song about a little snail and identifying the number of … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Lesson – Little Bear’s Beat – Rhythm and Notation

In this lesson (taken from the Making Music book), students continue to explore the concepts of symbols representing sounds. In this case they are introduced to a Japanese song about a little bear. The little bears in the trees represent … Continue reading

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