description of the stages:
a) Building a personal instrument, the Ancient Harp
An elementary stage in which we present the contents and build a personal
the program stages to the students by telling a story and playing music (done by the
the complete instrument and the parts.
building the instrument and presenting concepts connected with the structure of the
instrument (resonance box).
Performance versus plan, working in pairs, adjusting the parts and accurate assembly of
Experimenting with sounds, string and resonance box.
Discovering the sound of the instrument we have built.
and individual playing
In this stage we will stabilize several playing abilities, especially on the
personal level, so that each student is able to express himself through music.
the instrument and teaching the position of the hands.
one, two and three strings with the fingers.
the sign script and the basic rhythmic values (whole, half and quarter notes).
with sounds: writing, playing and correcting.
sounds in response to a given topic, for example: the sea, a storm, spring.
technique and playing from sign script.
combinations and little compositions - communicating through music
At this stage students will start communicating with their friends through music, and this
will enable them to play small pieces together and according to plans. This stage will
pairs using our visual notes system.
compositions of one or two musical phrases and playing together.
playing and tapping the backside of the instrument (darbuka style).
of simple song accompaniment and different rhythms.
two to four players, in unison.
d) The art of
ensemble playing, orchestral music and the final performance
In this stage the studentsí ability to play together will be developed to its
fullest by preparing a few orchestral pieces and performing them before the school and the
families. This stage includes:
the group to work and play as an orchestra by defining and practicing some rules.
the parts and combining them. For example, some of the students sing, while the others
accompany them with their instruments.
which pieces will be played in the final performance.
several more advanced pieces prepared by the teacher.