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Zoltán Kodály
"Viennese Musical Clock" from the Háry János Suite
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GRADES K-2 OVERVIEW:
Over the three lessons, the Concept Areas of Rhythm, Melody, Form and Harmony are used. Skills developed are Singing, Moving, Listening, Playing Instruments and Creating.

Introduction:
1. Move to the Beat
2. Sol-Mi-La
3. Bordun (Drone Accompaniment)

 

GRADES 3-5 OVERVIEW:
Over the three lessons, the Concept Areas of Rhythm, Melody, Form and Timbre are used. Skills developed are Singing, Moving, Listening, Playing Instruments and Creating (including Reading and Writing music).

Introduction:
1. Rondo Form
2. Rondo Form and Composition
3. History and Machines

 
The lesson plans were written by Dr. Kay Edwards, Professor and Chair of Music Education at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Dr. Edwards earned both a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in general music from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Music from Ohio University. She has been an active clinician and author in the areas of elementary general music, guided listening, and multicultural music education for more than 15 years at the university level and has 10 years experience as an elementary general music teacher. In addition to Orff Level III certification, she has special training in Kodály and Dalcroze pedagogies.
Zoltán Kodály
Háry János Suite
Viennese Musical Clock


Composed in 1926
Performed by Hungarian State Orchestra
Mátyás Antal, conductor
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