Part 1:
In this lesson Roger models how to teach your students to play a simple instrumental melody in do pentatonic in aabb form. Once they’ve learned the melody in F pentatonic, the students learn about transposition and play the melody in C pentatonic. Then we’ll add a bordun accompaniment and an untuned percussion ostinato. Lastly, students compose their own melodies in do pentatonic in aabb form.
We’re going to deliver the video of this lesson in four installments, with weekly installments throughout March 2019. In this first installment Roger prepares the students mentally and kinesthetically to work in F pentatonic. Then he teaches the students to play the  melody through rote processes.

Part 2:

In this teaching segment, Roger reviews the melody in F=do pentatonic and then teaches the students to transpose the melody to C=do pentatonic. After the students can play the melody in C=do pentatonic, he leads an exploration of the four different types of borduns (Chord Bordun, Broken Bordun, Level Bordun, Arpeggiated Bordun) and explains how you can explore the borduns with your students and add a bordun to the melody. He also takes time to explain the value of the Teacher Talk Boxes in the Purposeful Pathways books. These Teacher Talk Boxes are where Roger and BethAnn Hepburn communicate directly with you as the teacher and help you deepen your understanding of good pedagogy. This discussion of the Teacher Talk Box about complementary rhythms goes right into a teaching portion about the concept of composing with complementary rhythm. This teaching is mostly for you, so that you can communicate this concept to your students, when appropriate.

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This lesson is inspired by instrumental pieces in the Spielbuch fur Xylophone books. Here’s a link to check those out.

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