Mostly Modal by Karen Petty / Book
Original Songs and Ensemble Pieces for Upper Elementary
Karen Petty has written this collection of pieces that are mostly modal. These sounds are magical and magnetic to young students, but not every piece is in a mode. A couple of pentatonic pieces and one hexatonic piece round out the collection.
Included Teaching Tips and Orff Process ideas make these melodies and ensembles accessible. Most all have an element of movement – body percussion, in an added dance or within the teaching process itself. Several have aligned extensions for improvisation and composition and assessment.
All of these pieces are accessible, child-friendly, tested and true. Because our ears like repetition and Elemental Music is made of patterns, ostinati and layers, these pieces will charm and motivate your students!