by Sue Mueller.
Simply Speaking is a great new music teaching resource presenting 14 activities for the music classroom centered around the idea of speech, chants, and word rhythms. Sue Muellerís extensive experience in the classroom in addition to her well-received workshops and Orff courses guarantees that this book will be one of your most valuable tools for teaching musical concepts.From the introduction:
ìProverbs, rhymes, poems, limerick, haiku, and prose teach not only rhythmic lessons, but also motivate movement, suggest melody, show texture, and create form.î
The activities are arranged in Orff Style with lesson plans and objectives, teaching suggestions, and a useful glossary of terms. Sue has correlated the lessons to the MENC Nationals Standards. A CD-ROM is included with full-color and black and white visuals to supplement each lesson. The visuals are suitable for your presentation software or your interactive whiteboard.