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"Over the River and Through the Woods" is a beloved, classic Thanksgiving song, with words by Lydia Maria Child. Background information is included on the author and history of the song. You will receive slides for each of the four non-pitched percussion instrument ostinatos and two melodic instrument parts. A link to a free recording is also provided in this presentation.
It is definitely a holiday favorite to sing, but now your students can enjoy adding Orff instruments to accompany the song. Arrangement includes a variety of levels, great for 1st through 5th grade students.
* Tone/temple blocks (with extra slide for wood block, if needed)
* Jingle Bells
* Hand drum/djembe
* Bass xylophone (or any barred instrument)
* Alto xylophone (or any barred instrument)
Rhythms include (in 6/8 meter):
* Dotted Quarter/Tom