Putting the music first – the Kodály way.
Sing and Play is the first book in the series and introduces the fundamentals of music, pulse, rhythm, pitch using the Kodály Approach. Every song in the book has a game or activity to go with it. Your students will have so much fun they will hardly notice they’re learning!
Learning through play is the aim though. So we also have Sing and Play Game Cards and flashcards to make your lessons even more fun. Your students will love using the snails, dogs and bluebirds to create their own pulse pictures and rhythms. There are three packs of cards: Musicianship Game Cards; Sing and Play Cards and Crazy Steps Cards.
Sing and Play covers
- Two and three line staves moving to five line staves
- Black keys leading optionally to white keys
- Solfa singing names do, mi, so and la as hand signs and on the stave
- Rhythm names ta and titi (crotchets and quavers or quarter notes and eighth notes)
- Stick notation leading to stems on the score, including stem direction
- Ta rests (crotchet rests or quarter note rests)
- Dynamic markings forte, piano, mezzo-forte and mezzo-piano
- Time signatures 2/4 and 4/4
- Ledger lines
- Repeat signs
- Use of both hands predominantly finger 3
To support Sing and Play we’ve produced a beautifully illustrated Lyric Book, perfect for displaying on your tablet or interactive white board. View sample lyric videos at http://vimeo.com/doremipiano.
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