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
Biographical notes on names cited
Published resources and references
A selected bibliography of works by the author, and information on her other recent publications.
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!
Teachers and students wanting more materials for practice and music making will be glad to know that Brasstown Press has launched new editions of Isabel McNeill Carley’s My Song Primer, My Recorder Primer and My Recorder Reader, Books 1, 2 and 3. These are short, accessible books with expertly chosen traditional and original songs to sing, play and enjoy.
Nicknamed IMC’s Five Little Books, this reissue of five short books of repertoire for beginning students was overdue!
“This collection is a welcome addition to teachers’ and levels course instructors’ resource list.” – Catherine West, in Ostinato (Orff Canada).
This collection of twenty-one essays from the pen of one of our most thoughtful pioneers is a landmark publication. … a collection to savour, to dip into and read in bits and pieces, or from cover to cover. It clarifies important, perhaps sometimes overlooked, understandings from the dawn of the development of Orff pedagogy and inspires belief in the model, and its ongoing relevance.
The Complete Orff Essentials Collection is available now!
Recorder Improvisation And Technique books two and three will be published this month, joining Book One, which appeared in June. These fresh new uniform editions of the classic three-book series are completely redesigned, with added reference materials, while retaining the content that has kept them in such high regard.