This is an arrangement for Bass, Alto and Soprano Orff Xylophones and Alto and/or Soprano Metallophones. Students sing the Traditional song as they play.
I taught the song first and then spent part of a number of classes working
1st class: We learn to song then analyze the form of the melody.
Beautiful version of Sakura: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqpFjsMtCb0
Next class: Students learn the melody on Orff Xylophones or Glockenspiels.