The American edition of the original Orff-Schulwerk assembles works by all the leading contributors to the Orff movement. The techniques of "knowing" and "doing" are used to teach music through rhythm,
Carl Orff devoted much of his life to music for children. His pioneering work continues under the guidance of teachers and educators in many countries. The five basic volumes of Music for Children
This illustrated collection includes speech and rhythmic exercises, nursery rhymes, songs, instrumental pieces and melodic exercises using the five-note scale. Teaching suggestions and notes are
Songs and pieces using the full range of the Aeolian, Dorian and Phrygian modes have been selected for volume 4. The accompaniments are founded on drone bass with the later addition of simple chords.
The modes that were introduced in volume 4 are used in the songs and pieces selected for volume 5, as well as the more usual forms of the minor scale with the sharpened seventh. The settings include the