Have a whole bunch of Orff instruments and want to get your kids working towards a goal to learn more music? Barz and Starz, at your service!
Modeled after the "Rainbow Recorder" series, students learn 8 all-original Orff melodies set to colors -- White, Yellow, Orange, Green, Purple, Blue, Red, and Black. As the kids begin, simple rhythms and patterns are given but as they progress into the "Barz and Starz" system, melodic lines get harder with eighth notes, alternating hands, skips, and increased tempo. Student 'pass off' these compositions by playing them with the accompanied mp3s.
The "starz" element is what you wish! I use this with my kids and keep a powerpoint chart and after the student plays their "star" with perfection, they earn that color star on their chart. It becomes quite competitive once the kids see their progress on the chart!
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you and enjoy!