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By Playground Music Press
This ever-popular resource is now UPDATED to include more songs and more instructional tips/directions for teachers. Great Big House! SECOND EDITION is a collection of folk songs of various cultures, arranged for Orff instruments, recorder, and
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$12.95
18 ratings
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By Playground Music Press
Arirang for Orff Instruments, Recorder, and Unison voices, paints a musical picture that captures the mystical mood of the hills and forests of Korea. Gentle mallet parts are combined unique percussive sounds to represent forest elements. This work
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Cultural Activities
$3.99
9 ratings
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By Playground Music Press
Add some musical humor to your next winter holiday performance! Arranged in the spirit of Leroy Anderson and Spike Jones, CRAZY JINGLE BELLS is a fun and comical version of the classic holiday song and gives students a chance to use cartoon-type
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$3.99
6 ratings
4.0
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By Playground Music Press
A crowd-pleasing and student favorite! "Troika" is an original Orff instrumental piece intended for wintertime performance. The galloping sound of the temple blocks combined with the sound of the sleigh bells gives this work an undeniable feeling of
Subjects:
Instrumental Music, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Songs, Cooperative Learning
$3.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Playground Music Press
Written for Orff Instruments and Unison voices, “Chicken On The Fencepost” is a party song from the USA. The ’clip-clop’ sound of the horse’s hoofs played on the temple blocks, giving the arrangement a “Surrey With The Fringe On Top” character. Add
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Songs
$3.99
3 ratings
4.0
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By Playground Music Press
Spice up your winter program with the sounds of latin percussion instruments combined with Orff instruments! “Oh árbol de Navidad” (O Christmas Tree) uses syncopated rhythms to re-imagine this traditional German Carol with a Latin twist. Compressed
Subjects:
Instrumental Music, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Songs, By TpT Sellers for TpT Sellers
$3.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Playground Music Press
Composed for Orff Instruments, “An Island Girl Goes To Alabama” is an arrangement that uses the folk song, Alabama Gal, but with a Caribbean flair, creating a unique stylistic treatment of the melody. Syncopation is the music theory instructional
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Songs
$3.99
3 ratings
3.9
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By Playground Music Press
VERY POPULAR WITH STUDENTS AND TEACHERS!Composed for Orff instruments, “Masquerade Ball” is an original work inspired by the orchestral work, "In The Hall of The Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg. It is comprised of contrasting sections with musical
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Songs, Cooperative Learning
$3.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Playground Music Press
Island Jam is an exciting and fun piece influenced by the rhythms of the caribbean islands and brazilian carnival music. Island Jam also features a non-pitched percussion “jam” section and includes a section where students can improvise a short solo
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Songs, Cooperative Learning, Cultural Activities
$3.99
2 ratings
4.0
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By Playground Music Press
SWEET SIXTEENTHS is written for Orff instruments and is a fun piece in a Mozart-like style designed to improve performance skills and literacy in the use of reading and playing sixteenth notes in groupings of four as well as improving the double
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Songs
$2.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Playground Music Press
CRAZY JINGLE BELLS! is a fun and comical treatment of the classic Holiday song, Jingle Bells. When included in a winter concert, it provides a great opportunity to add some musical humor to your holiday performance and give students a chance to have
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Songs
$11.99
1 rating
4.0
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By Playground Music Press
Teach syncopation, round/canon, dotted eighth-sixteenth, tied notes, and steady beat in this original rhythmic speech rap from the book, Rhymes, Rhythms, and BEYOND!. Transfer the rhythm rap to instruments using drum, tambourine, and djembe/tubanos.
Subjects:
Reading, Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$0.95
1 rating
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By Playground Music Press
For grades 3 thru 6. Focus on beat/rhythm, explore syncopation, teach form, D.C. al Fine, and dynamics in this original rhythmic speech rap from the book, Rhymes, Rhythms, and BEYOND!. Use as a class warmup activity or an icebreaker at the start of
Subjects:
Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cooperative Learning
$0.95
1 rating
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By Playground Music Press
Add some fun, humor, and excitement to your next Orff instrument performance! “The Mitty Matty Rag” is a traditional song that has been re-imagined in the style of Ragtime music and inspired by the world’s great Ragtime Xylophonist and composer,
Subjects:
Music, Music Composition, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Songs
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By Playground Music Press
From the popular book, Great Big House and Other Folk Songs, This a la carte version of Mango Walk has been "upgraded" to include additional instruments, as well as re-written parts. Great as a class project or full-blown concert feature, and ideal
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cultural Activities
$3.99
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By Playground Music Press
For grades 4 thru 6. Get kids into the ‘swing’ of things with this jazzy rhythm poem from the book, Rhymes, Rhythms, and BEYOND!. Teach/Reinforce ostinato, syncopation, swing eighth notes, and cool jazz style. Includes two groove track accompaniment
Subjects:
Music, Vocal Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cooperative Learning
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By Playground Music Press
For grades 3 thru 5. Topics covered include ostinato, sixteenth notes, quarter rests, syncopation, accents, solo, creating/arranging in this original rhythmic speech rap from the book, Rhymes, Rhythms, and BEYOND!. Includes a groove track
Subjects:
Reading, Music, Other (Music)
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Cooperative Learning
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By Playground Music Press
Teach creating and composing, quarter rests/beats of silence, steady beat, and science connections in this original rhythmic speech rap from the book, Rhymes, Rhythms, and BEYOND!. Includes a Teacher Page with instructional suggestions, a Student
Subjects:
Reading, Other (Science), Music
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
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By Playground Music Press
Focus concepts: ostinato, vocal sounds, Onomatopoeia, insects, nature and science connections. This original rhythmic speech rap from the book, Rhymes, Rhythms, and BEYOND! includes a teacher Page with instructional suggestions, a student visual
Subjects:
Reading, Music, General Science
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
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By Playground Music Press
Focus concepts: quarter notes, eighth notes, quarter rests, phrase, non-pitched percussion. This original rhythmic speech rap from the book, Rhymes, Rhythms, and BEYOND! includes a teacher Page with instructional suggestions, a student visual page
Subjects:
Reading, Music
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Jeff is an elementary school music educator who has been teaching since 1998. He holds a B.A. degree in music from the University of South Florida and a Masters certification in Orff-Schulwerk under the instruction of Jane Frazee. He has been five-time director of the Honors Orff Ensemble for the Hillsborough County Elementary Fine Arts Festival and has also served as guest conductor for the honors Orff ensembles and choirs in Pasco County, Florida. Mr. Henson conducts workshops on the use of Orff instruments in the music classroom, is a professional percussionist and freelance performer and composes/arranges original works for Orff ensembles as well as arranging folk/pop/jazz music for Orff instruments.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Orff-Schulwerk pedagogical methods.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Awarded Elementary Music Educator of The Year by his school district. Awarded the Governor's "Shine" award for inspirational teaching.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Mr. Henson holds a B.A. degree in music from the University of South Florida and a Masters certification in Orff-Schulwerk under the instruction of Jane Frazee.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Author of the book "Great Big House and other Folk Songs" for Orff Instruments, recorder, and voices. Author of the book, "Rhymes, Rhythms, and BEYOND!". Owns and operates music publisher, Playground Music and Books, where all of his classroom resources, compositions and arrangements can be purchased.

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