Sing and Play

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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 games cards and flashcards to make your lessons even more fun. Your students will love using the dogs, clowns and snails to create their own pulse pictures and rhythms with the Game 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, re, mi, so and la as hand signs and on the stave
  • Pulse
  • 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, pianomezzo-forte and mezzo-piano
  • Time signatures 2/4 and 4/4
  • Ledger lines
  • Repeat signs
  • Use of both hands
  • Blank staves for composition and other notes

Sing and Play is followed by Let’s Play where learning is moved to the grand staff and absolute letter names are learnt.

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