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Alternative warm-up techniques you will make routine to establish focus and characteristic timbre with your ensemble while reaching all learning styles.

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1 Alternative warm-up techniques you will make routine to establish focus and characteristic timbre with your ensemble while reaching all learning styles.

2 Bring calm to your classroom Create focus/engage students Establish characteristic timbre Set the scene for what is to come

3 Breathing Singing Listening Responding Performing on instruments

4 Breathing gym Games/contests Exercises Stretches YOUR ideas?

5 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?

6 Masterful teacher performance Recordings of exemplary models Student models Guest performers Use resources like YouTube, etc.

7 Call/response (echo game, ear training) Dictation Accountable talk (using content vocabulary)

8 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

9 Don’t be afraid to try something new and different. PRACTICE unfamiliar techniques before using them in the classroom.

10 Windy Ridge K-8 School Orange County Public Schools


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