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DownloadCreators: Darren Wicks and Gabriel FederowA 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
DownloadCreator: Darren WicksA 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.
DownloadCreator: Darren WicksThis 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.
DownloadCreator: Darren WicksA guide to rhythm duration syllables commonly used by Australian teachers who employ the Kodaly concept. Some regional variations in the syllables do occur.
|Tonic Sol-fa Guide
DownloadCreator: Darren WicksA reference chart for use of tonic sol-fa with diatonic scales and scale tone triads.
|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.|
|Pitch Set 1
DownloadCreator: Darren WicksFour 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)
|Pitch Set 2
DownloadCreator: Darren WicksFour 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)
|Pitch Set 3
DownloadCreator: David O’KeefeMelodic fragments using the pentatonic scale and stave notation (F, G and C = do).
|Rhythm Set 1
DownloadCreator: Darren Wicks4 beat rhythmic patterns incorporating the following rhythmic elements: ta, ti-ti and sa (crotchet, paired quavers and the crotchet rest).
|Rhythm Set 1 (Primary School)
DownloadCreator: Jill Meneely4 beat rhythmic patterns (without note heads) suitable for use in the Primary School.
|Rhythm Set 2
DownloadCreator: Darren Wicks4 beat rhythmic patterns incorporating the following rhythmic elements: ta, ti-ti and ti-ka-ti-ka (crotchet, paired quavers and 4 semi-quavers).
|Rhythm Set 3</strong >Download
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).
|Rhythm Set 4
DownloadCreator: Darren Wicks4 beat patterns incorporating the minim (half note).
|Rhythm Set 5
DownloadCreator: Darren Wicks4 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 for the Classroom #1
DownloadCreator: Darren WicksGames and quick ideas for enthusing students in the Upper Primary/ Lower Secondary age group.
DownloadCreator: Darren WicksA list of practical ideas for using the Kodaly Teaching tools to practise musical elements. Suitable age group: Middle years (5 to 8).
DownloadCreator: Cathie NeilOver 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.|
| Lesson Fillers
DownloadCreator: Darren Wicks27 ideas for filling in ten minutes in the Middle School classroom.
|Rhythm Worksheet #1
DownloadCreator: Darren WicksChallenging reading activities for the older beginner using the rhythmic elements ta and ti-ti.Suitable age: Middle years (Years 5 to 8)
Research plays an important role in shaping and supporting our practice. In support of evidence-based education, I encourage all members to consider investigating a curiosity inspired by their own Kodaly-inspired practice and contribute to the advancement of new knowledge. One …
On behalf of the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia, I offer my sincere congratulations to Honorary Life Member Dr James Cuskelly for being awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to music education in The …
Dr Doreen Bridges AM FACE, well known to many of us, is celebrating her 100th birthday on Saturday 9 June 2018. Dr Bridges, née Jacobs, was a student at the University of Adelaide and was awarded the first Australian doctorate …
Since its founding in 1973 by Dr Deanna Hoermann, KMEIA has produced national publications under various titles that provide a rich source of academic and historical literature concerning Australian Kodály-inspired research and practice. Most recently, this was under the title …
The Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia is supporting the Australian Music Association to spread the word about the international MAKE MUSIC DAY on 21 June 2018. We encourage all members to be involved in some way and to list …