Today we broke some of the Orff Barred Instruments for the second graders so they could try our some of their drumming skills on these wonderful pitched percussion instruments. The kids were very enthusiastic, confirming once again the wisdom of these purchase for the school by Friends of Third a few years ago -- thank you parents.
Rhythm is often taught before pitch in music, as it seems to be a concept that is easier for kids to comprehend. However, as the kids learned today, melody is nothing more than the pitch sequence attached the rhythm. Next week we will continue discussing melody and introduce the concept of pitch names.
I hope you enjoy this brief video as much as Ms. Pak's class seemed to making it.