PARACHUTES AND RIBBONS AND SCARVES, OH MY! Book with Downloadable Resources

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Listening Lessons with Movement Props by Artie Almeida.

The secret of focused listening and learning is movement, and Artie sure proves it. Gather together flashlights, plastic candy canes, stick horses, plastic plates, stretchy co-op band, and the title props, then let the active listening, moving, learning, and fun begin!

The book contains lessons, activities, and reproducibles, and online resources includes classical selections plus interactive white board visuals and activities. Watch Artie's classes in first-take videos as they discover musical form, dynamics, tempo and more in these practical, clever, and focused movement listening lessons to classical favorites.

  • Discover the Finale from William Tell through non-pitched percussion, parachute play and flashlights. 
  • The Syncopated Clock and The Viennese Musical Clock come alive with large scarves. 
  • Trepak moves with ribbon wands. 
  • March from The Nutcracker takes some plastic candy canes and plates and a cooper band. 
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever becomes a flag routine.

Complete with lessons and activities in the reproducible book, music and whiteboard visuals, and first-take videos of her classes via online data files. Gr. K-5.
Paperback with Downloadable Resources

Additional Info


  • "Finale" to the Overture from "William Tell" - Gioacchino Rossini
  • The Syncopated Clock - Leroy Anderson
  • The Wild Horseman - Robert Schumann
  • "Galop" from "The Comedians" - Dimitri Kabalevsky
  • "March" from "The Nutcracker" - Peter I Tchaikovsky
  • "Trepak (Russian Dance)" from "The Nutcracker" - Peter I Tchaikovsky
  • "Viennese Musical Clock" from "Hary Janos Suite" - Zoltan Kodaly
  • Rondo Alla Turca - W.A. Mozart
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa
  • El Capitan - John Philip Sousa
  • "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1" - Edvard Grieg


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