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.
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
Teach the song in a few classes.
Music Contour Activity
Copy, cut up and shuffle the Lonesome Contour cards. Ask small groups to figure out the order of cards based on the song.
Teach everybody the melody then