|First Grade Improvisation Activities - Monica Autry|
| I just finished my Orff Level 1 and the clinician showed us
some wonderful improvisation activities. This is one that you could use right away with first graders.|
2 3 4 5 6 cha-cha-cha. (Question)
1 2 3 4 Now we stop. (Answer)
Transfer the speech to a body rhythm.
body rhythm to instruments.
Set up bars in a pentatonic scale. Students improvise during the beats with
numbers. Everyone plays the same rhythm on "cha-cha-cha" (end on any bar except tonic) and "Now we stop" (everyone ends on
tonic). Divide up the questions and answers between instruments. You can also add unpitched instruments. It was a lot of fun
and very simple to do.