Music Mates! Orffestra

Auditions September 9th, 2014

What is orffestra?

Who is Carl Orff?

Go online and find out about how Carl Orff has changed music classrooms.

What would music classrooms look like without Orff instruments?

What do I need to practice for my audition?

Steady Beat

Play this YouTube clip. Pat the steady beat on your knees, pay attention to when the tempo changes. Not too fast, not too slow!


After mastering steady beat, practice a "bourdoun" cross over.

Pat beat one with your left hand on your left knee.

Pat beat two with your right hand on your right knee.

Cross your left hand over your right to pat beat three in the air next to your right knee.

Pat beat four with your right hand on your right knee.