Elemantaria is a fundamental and practical handbook to Orff-Schulwerk. The author gives suggestions and examples without insisting dogmatically on one exclusive method. She offers well-tried solutions without excluding other possibilities and individual variations. It is not only a valuable personal document, but also a practical and essential guide for educationalists concerned with Orff-Schulwerk. The book is divided into two sections: Part One includes rhythmic, melodic and speech exercises; Part Two contains a detailed study of elementary movement training. There is an important appendix, with illustrations, on how to play the instruments used in the early stages of teaching. Part One: Rhythmic-melodic exercises; Fundamentals; Rhythmic exercises; Disposition and posture; Reaction training; Finding "rhythmic building bricks"; Games with "rhythmic building bricks"; Leading a group, making up accompaniments and completing phrases; Melodic exercises; Disposition and posture when playing barred percussion instruments; Accompaniments, songs and pieces; Hints on the early stages of recorder playing; Speech exercises; Word series and sayings with rhythmic accompainment. Part Two: Elementary movement training; reaction training; Gymnastic exercises; Movement training; Movement variations and combinations; Movement pieces; Elementary movement improvisation; Movement accompaniment; Suggestions for movement lessons for beginners; Appendix. 202 p.