What students love to do most of all in music class (besides the musical!), is to play our instruments. When using the Orff method, happily these instruments come out a lot. Carl Orff believed the best way to learn music is to play music.
Here are the 4th graders this week, playing and singing a folk song from Louisiana, Fais do do. This lullaby in creole french is in 3/4 time. It was their first time playing a piece in a ‘triple’ meter. First the students heard the song and determined the meter. Next they learned the rhythm, notes and lyrics in that order. Then, to the instruments!