One Cold and Frosty Morning: guided lesson for Orff Instruments – Mallets

Teach simple borduns on Orff Instruments using this guided lesson featuring the song One Cold and Frosty Morning. Students will warm-up their voices, their mallets, and learn how to create beautiful sounds on their Orff Instruments with this carefully sequenced lesson.



⚠️ Available in Google Slides & PowerPoint ⚠️



► easy-to-navigate main menu

clickable links make it fast and easy

► Vocal warm-ups

includes a blank template so students can make their own

► Listening and Movement

Students listen to the song as they act out the lyrics

► Mallet Warm-up

Students practice bouncing their mallets to a steady beat

► High versus Low Bars

Students learn how to identify high/low bars on their instruments

► Instrument Warm-up

Students practice playing using glissandos and single bar hits

► Borduns

Students learn how to play a simple C bordun

► Singing and Playing

Students put together everything they learned to play and sing the song

► Notation

Includes an easy version and the original



Why Your Students and You Will Love This Resource

  • Careful sequencing means an easy lesson with little to no prep
  • Students will love playing the glissandos as they learn high/low
  • Students will feel confident with all the mallet practice they receive before their mallet touches the instrument
  • You will love their “aha” moment when they see how easy it is to identify high/low bars on their instruments
  • You can easily use this same lesson with Boomwhackers™



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