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Downloadable Resources

You have permission to duplicate and use these resources in the classroom as long as it is for your own teaching and not for commercial gain. For all other use, permission must be obtained from KMEIA.

Reference Charts
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Diatonic Modes
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Creators: Darren Wicks and Gabriel Federow

A reference chart that can be used for teaching scales, modes, intervals and harmony. The chart demonstrates intervallic relationships of all the diatonic tones.

Suitable age group: Senior secondary and tertiary students

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Handsign Diagram
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Creator: Darren Wicks

A diagram of the Curwen hand signs commonly used in the application of the Kodaly concept. This sheet can be given to students or displayed in the classroom/studio as a ready reference.

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Keyboard Diagram
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Creator: Darren Wicks

This chart may be used to explain keyboard theory, intervals and scales to your students. Spacing and size of keys is based on a real keyboard. Using a keyboard chart (such as this) before moving students onto real keyboards can assist with classroom management issues often associated with group keyboard classes.

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Rythm Guide
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Creator: Darren Wicks

A guide to rhythm duration syllables commonly used by Australian teachers who employ the Kodaly concept. Some regional variations in the syllables do occur.

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Tonic Sol-fa Guide
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Creator: Darren Wicks

A reference chart for use of tonic sol-fa with diatonic scales and scale tone triads.

Classroom Resources

Flash Cards
These cards are designed to practise the reading of common rhythmic and/or melodic patterns. The patterns reflect common melodic and rhythmic sequences used by Australian Kodaly educators. Setup for these flash cards is A4 size with two flashcards to a page. My suggestion is to print the files, photocopy them onto stiff card. Slice each card in half and then laminate for a set of durable classroom resources.
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Pitch Set 1
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Creator: Darren Wicks

Four beat melodic fragements incorporating the following elements: Tone set: do, re, mi Rhythm set: ta, ti-ti, ti-ka-ti-ka.Suitable age group: Middle School (Years 5 to 8)

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Pitch Set 2
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Creator: Darren Wicks

Four beat melodic fragements incorporating the following elements: Tone set: do, re, mi, so Rhythm set: ta, ti-ti, ti-ka-ti-ka.Suitable age group: Middle School (Years 5 to 8)

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Pitch Set 3
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Creator: David O’Keefe

Melodic fragments using the pentatonic scale and stave notation (F, G and C = do).

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Rhythm Set 1
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Creator: Darren Wicks

4 beat rhythmic patterns incorporating the following rhythmic elements: ta, ti-ti and sa (crotchet, paired quavers and the crotchet rest).

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Rhythm Set 1 (Primary School)
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Creator: Jill Meneely

4 beat rhythmic patterns (without note heads) suitable for use in the Primary School.

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Rhythm Set 2
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Creator: Darren Wicks

4 beat rhythmic patterns incorporating the following rhythmic elements: ta, ti-ti and ti-ka-ti-ka (crotchet, paired quavers and 4 semi-quavers).

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Rhythm Set 3Download

Creator: Darren Wicks

4 beat rhythmic patterns incorporating (1) Even divisions of a beat used in Rhythm Set#1 and #2 (2) Uneven divisions of single beat: ti-tika and tika-ti (common quaver + semiquaver combinations).

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Rhythm Set 4
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Creator: Darren Wicks

4 beat patterns incorporating the minim (half note).

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Rhythm Set 5
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Creator: Darren Wicks

4 beat rhythmic patterns incorporating all rhythmic elements from sets #1 to #4 and tam-ti (dotted crotchet-quaver).

Games and Activities
Ideas for fun and games in the classroom.
fun-ideas

Fun Ideas for the Classroom #1
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Creator: Darren Wicks

Games and quick ideas for enthusing students in the Upper Primary/ Lower Secondary age group.

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Let’s Practice
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Creator: Darren Wicks

A list of practical ideas for using the Kodaly Teaching tools to practise musical elements. Suitable age group: Middle years (5 to 8).

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Practising do-re-mi
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Creator: Cathie Neil

Over 30 ideas for practising the melodic tone set do-re-mi.Suitable age: secondary-aged students or older beginners

Worksheets and Handouts
Activity sheets you can copy and use in the classroom.
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Lesson Fillers
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Creator: Darren Wicks

27 ideas for filling in ten minutes in the Middle School classroom.

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Rhythm Worksheet #1
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Creator: Darren Wicks

Challenging reading activities for the older beginner using the rhythmic elements ta and ti-ti.Suitable age: Middle years (Years 5 to 8)

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