Rhythmic and harmonic games for the music classroom

Fusing instruments, body, voice and word to create rhythmic patterns

This course is an opportunity to work with rhythm and harmony and all the elements of a music classroom, including ourselves.

Poems, phrases, rhymes … Can the musicality of words be useful as a basis for rhythmic work? The answer is yes. For this reason the first pillar of this course is the use of language as a means of musical development. The second pillar is based on the possibilities of using our body as a musical instrument. And the third pillar is the mechanical-melodic possibilities of the instruments. A practical and dynamic course in which we do many exercises that combine these three elements.

What’s new

• Materials and methodological innovations that combine voice, body percussion, orchestral instruments and Orff instruments.

• Activities that develop and improve psychomotricity and laterality.

• Resources to work on harmony both individually and in groups.

• “Harmonic Charts” and “Harmony at a Glance”, two great pedagogical materials from Harmony-Games

Practical information: during the course a dossier of photocopies and support material from the course will be provided, such as MP3 audio and other digital resources. Participants may bring their own instrument.

Course taught by: Oriol Ferré
Aimed at: music education professionals