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Music Class Kodaly & Orff Lesson:“Leaves Are Falling All Around” Improvisation

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Elementary Music class was never so fun singing the melody, playing rhythms, improvising the sounds of falling leaves, experiencing the creative movement activity. Music Teachers will “fall” for this amazing resource using a video to teach melody, rhythm and improvisation. Suggested for Pre-K to 3rd graders.
Please watch the preview videoLeaves Are Falling All Around

Resource Includes:
• Concepts:
• mi-so-la (do)
• Quarter, eighth notes and quarter rest
• Creative Movement
• Playing instruments, rhythms, melody
• Sheet music
o Orff Arrangement- Notes & Note Names
o Melody-Solfa, Note Names, Notes
o Bass-Note Names, Solfa
o Rhythm parts
• Printable for Rhythm writing
• Teaching and Creative Movement Activity Directions
• Mp3 Vocal and Accompaniment Tracks
• Power Point
• PDF Files
• Video for teaching Beat, Rhythm, and Melody solfege, lyrics
o (All pictures and pages are included in the PDF and Power Point files-this way you can choose how you want to use the resource in your classroom.)

This easily adaptable set of resources gives you the tools to teach music concepts to different grade levels per your teaching needs. It’s a perfect Fall Lesson to bring together your pitch, melody, rhythm, creative movement and improvisation goals. It’s also a wonderful way to assess students.
PreK-K Movement Activity and Singing, Steady Beat, Leaf sounds, Rhythms as able.
2-3 Rhythm parts, Steady Beat, Creative Movement, Melody as able
4 All parts

Using a video to teach enables you to have smooth transitions in your lesson. The video provides the visual and aural cues as you guide students from playing the beat to tapping rhythms, singing solfege and finally singing the song.

Use the video over several classes to teach all concepts as students sing, play, improvise and experience creative movement. Finish with a Falling Leaf Ensemble where students move from one station to the other experiencing, rhythm, beat and creative movement-diagram included.
(I used this lesson K-4 because the students can practice note reading and creating and participating in the whole ensemble. It was very successful!)
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