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Rhythm Band Arrangements & November Week 1 Lessons

Join Denise Gagne this week as she presents new Rhythm Band Arrangements and some November Week 1 Lessons!

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Timbre Assessments

Are you doing assessments for your end of the year report cards?  One of the areas that I want to assess is how well children perform music in choirs, Orff ensemble, on unpitched instruments, recorder, ukulele or guitar. Types of Voices:  Speaking, Singing, Whisper, Shouting, “Thinking” In most music curriculums, children in K-1-2 are expected to be […]

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Assess Rhythm Reading and Writing

As we approach the end of the school year for some of our American friends, I wanted to share some easy and quick ways to assess the students’ ability to read and write rhythms.   1. Flashcard Attendance ~ Rhythm Reading Assessment In the Musicplay teacher’s guides I sometimes suggest starting your class with flashcard […]

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Boomwhackers? What do you do with them????

LINK TO New Online Resources!     Musicplayonline will be free for the rest of this year and very affordable when we go to a subscription model.  Try it now!  If you have any trouble registering, be sure to let me know so we can get signed up. denise@musicplay.ca Link to site: www.MusicplayOnline.com  Artie and Denise – Shakin’ […]

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Rhythm Instrument Fun

When you have an activity using non-pitched percussion or rhythm instruments, it can get noisy and out of control if your children don’t know or don’t follow your procedures. When giving out instruments, I explain to the class that I’m going to put the instrument on the floor in front of them and they are […]

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Instrument Ideas

I got an email from a teacher who is going to Cambodia to work with children. I’m going to be teaching a workshop in Cambodia in a couple weeks for Friends International. They have about 5 foreigners who head up cultural activities and care for the children that they support. They have asked me to […]