Launching Our First Ebook!

Brasstown Press is delighted to announce the official launch of our first ebook, a second collection of Isabel McNeill Carley’s essays, Taking The Orff Approach To Heart: Essays & Articles from a Pioneer of Orff in America. It’s now available from the usual suspects: Amazon, Apple iTunes, Kobo, BookBaby, and your other favorites.

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Taking The Orff Approach To Heart: Essays & Articles from a Pioneer of Orff in America

This compendium by North American Orff educator Isabel McNeill Carley, contains 29 original essays and articles – even a read-aloud children’s story.

It is a companion book to Making It Up As You Go – Selected Essays – Writing about Music, Improvisation, and Teaching, Brasstown Press 2011, which presented additional essays and articles.

Carley writes with skill and humor on topics from theory to practice, integrating music, speech, movement, and improvisation.

Also included are extensive reference materials:

  • Introductory headnotes for each article
  • A Foreword by Karen Stafford
  • An Editor’s Introduction by Anne M Carley
  • A Biographical Note about the author
  • Informative essays on Carl Orff and the Orff Schulwerk, developed by Orff and his colleague Gunild Keetman
  • A short essay about the significance of the pentatonic scale in Orff education
  • Diagrams of the pentatonic scales and modes in C, F, and G
  • A glossary
  • Biographical notes on names cited
  • Published resources and references
  • A selected bibliography of works by the author, and information on her other recent publications.
Isabel McNeill Carley
Author Isabel McNeill Carley

Some materials have never before been published; others are repurposed with permission. Dip into this book for inspiration, or read it cover to cover to immerse in the world of elemental music education for all ages.

This most recent collection by Isabel McNeill Carley even includes a children’s story to be read aloud!

See the other titles available from the Brasstown Press Catalog.

Simpler Ordering! Direct from Brasstown Press

Direct from Brasstown Press

Good news – starting this summer, ordering from us got simpler. Now you can order the nine print books in our catalog direct from Brasstown Press.

We now offer sales via PayPal, shipped to you from BookLogix / Apex. No PayPal account is required. Use your credit card on their secure site, or your PayPal account if you prefer.

Rest assured, your payment information is not shared with Brasstown Press. It stays private and secure with PayPal.

Visit the Catalog pages to try it out! Order direct from Brasstown Press. Follow the simple steps and get your books delivered to your door.

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(Of course, especially for those in education, you can still go through the usual channels – we continue to work with our valued partners, the music education distributors you know and love.)