Playing with Improvisation

Rated 3.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)



Tools for Using Technology with Integrity in the Orff Classroom by Lisa M. Sullivan

Technology is an important resource in education today. Students are highly motivated by technology. Playing with Improvisation provides the teacher with 10 active music lessons for barred instruments or beginning recorder that encourage improvisation and quality music making through technology. Most of the activities offer more than one developmental option, so you can tailor the lesson to your studentsí ages and abilities.

Each lesson comes with two different well-processed lesson plans, one for use with young students on barred percussion instruments and one for beginning recorder players. Included are tips on how to use the PowerPoint visuals along with advice on how to empower skillful improvisation in your classroom.

Appropriate for use with Interactive Whiteboards or any computer with a projector. The animation is directed totally from the teacher’s computer. All PowerPoints for all variations are included with this product.

Student Recorder Handouts, ready for duplication, are included.


  • How to use this resource
  • See-Saw
  • Bobby Shaftoe
  • Autumn Leaves
  • 2, 4, 6, 8
  • Riding in a Buggy
  • Cobbler, Cobbler
  • Peas Porridge Hot
  • Syncopation in G Pentatonic
  • Jack Sprat
  • Playing in the Rain
  • Student Recorder Handouts

1 review for Playing with Improvisation

  1. Rated 3 out of 5

    Alison (verified owner)

    I’m not impressed with this “book.” It only comes as a digital copy so I have to print the files myself if I want a paper copy of the lesson plans. The song selections are very basic and I’m going to have to really sell it to my 3rd graders. Songs access low E and D regularly so I have a lot of teaching to do before I can use this book. PPT slides are fairly basic. I’m hoping once I dive into the actual lessons that the improvisation aspect will redeem my initial judgement of the book.

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