Presentation on theme: "Alternative warm-up techniques you will make routine to establish focus and characteristic timbre with your ensemble while reaching all learning styles."— Presentation transcript:
Alternative warm-up techniques you will make routine to establish focus and characteristic timbre with your ensemble while reaching all learning styles.
Bring calm to your classroom Create focus/engage students Establish characteristic timbre Set the scene for what is to come
Breathing Singing Listening Responding Performing on instruments
Breathing gym Games/contests Exercises Stretches YOUR ideas?
Solfege Call-response/echo Ideas for getting instrumentalists to sing… …Start with one sustained note: solfege “do” …Sing “to yourself” while model sings full. …Hum …Starting with beginners and making routine is ideal! …YOUR ideas?
Masterful teacher performance Recordings of exemplary models Student models Guest performers Use resources like YouTube, etc.
Using Solfege, play “Do”… …Encourage listening across ensemble …“Put your sound inside everyone’s” Echo game/ear training… …Incorporate elements to be presented in rehearsal (key, rhythms, etc.) …Practice playing in unfamiliar keys …Try using canons/rounds Scales… …in round …different rhythms/articulations
Don’t be afraid to try something new and different. PRACTICE unfamiliar techniques before using them in the classroom.
Windy Ridge K-8 School Orange County Public Schools