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A practical handbook for working vocally with children aged 8 to 12 years. Singing means the development of the personality... and this involves more than just performing songs. Illustrated with vivid photographs, drawings and examples in musical notation and clearly organized according to topics this book contains: Breathing, speech and vocal games Rhythmic and movement games Games for listening and invention Dances and songs Aids to acquiring a sense of pitch and intonation Models for the structuring of a lesson Detailed background information and explanation of all games and topics From the Foreword by Regina Pauls: The interconnection between singing, making music, speaking and movement is made transparent and is presented in a practical way through the musical competence of the author. She has been able to give a pictorial description of the children's involvement with their artistic activities. Many varied forms of teaching and learning, methods, means, and the experience of aesthetic processes are introduced, which enable the reader to understand pleasurably the learning process from experience to structure.
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Christiane Wieblitz Born in Darmstadt, trained as an Elementary and Secondary School teacher, followed by study of Elemental Music and Movement Education at the Orff Institute in Salzburg from 1968 to 1970. Taught at the Orff Institute, a branch of the Mozarteum University from 1970 to 1999. Main activities: Work with early years and basic music education, mother and child groups and senior citizens. Seminars on the methodology of exercising children's voices and leading a choir. Concerts and staged performances with her Children's Choir - the so-called Schnurpsen Chor - and leading practical work with parents and massed singing. Member of the Faculty for the International Postgraduate University Course "Advanced Studies in Music and Dance Education - Orff-Schulwerk" as well as teaching on courses at the Orff Institute in Salzburg and internationally. Margaret Murray studied piano and cello at the Royal College of Music in London. She met Carl Orff at recordings of his 'Schulwerk' in 1958 when he asked her to adapt the Schulwerk into English for use in the United Kingdom. As well as being actively involved in promoting Orff-Schulwerk world-wide she has responded to demand by translating many books about it and related to it from German into English. On this occasion she has made use of American spelling and terminology.

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"Review - English ""Wieblitz, who has trained and taught at the Orff Institute in Salzburg, Austria, draws from her experlences leading a children's choir to show teachers in all settings and those involved in church music and therapeutic professions how to work with children as they learn to sing in choirs. She focuses on everyday singing and the related aspects of speaking, making music, moving, and dancing, giving examples of breathing, speech, rhythm, vocal, listening, and movement games and exercises, with many photos, musical examples. lesson models, and songs.""In: booknews.com--------------------------------------""A recentwelcome phenomenon has been the upsurage of interest in choral singing. We, as teachers, need to develop, encourage and build on this interest and this book is an invaluable aid. If you can't get to one of Christiane's fantastic workshops then this book, whether you use it as a choir leader or a class teacher, is the next best thing!""Sue ForrestIn: Orff Schulwerk Informationen (Sommer 2013), Heft 88, S.91-92."

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