Let’s face it. We all know what happens in a room filled with barred instruments: kids want to play them! And of course, note-reading is not nearly as much fun as sliding up and down the bars with mallets.
In the language of music, these slides are known as “glissandos.” And all children LOVE to play them.
The “Glissando Song” gives your children permission to play glissandos as part of a humorous little song-story about Gracie Gordon. As a direct result, your students will come to understand the complicated concept of “up,” and “down” on the barred instruments they play. (With just one mallet, even your first graders will be able to perform the song!)
The zip file contains a word sheet (for purposes of projecting and/or reading) as well as a lead sheet. Also included is a full piano accompaniment, an instructional Orff arrangement, and an mp3 recording of the song itself (without words.)
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