Poor Richard's Rounds — (Kodály)

Following the Kodály sequence, Poor Richard’s Rounds begins with just Sol and Mi and progresses to full pentatonic by the end of Volume 1. Volume 2 adds Fa and Ti leading to full diatonic, featuring Major, Minor and modal rounds. Based on the wit and wisdom of Ben Franklin’s “Poor Richard’s Almanack.”

Reproducible PDFs.

Resplendent Rounds

Resplendent Rounds can be used as an introduction to sight-singing as well as a method for developing vocal independence. It can be used by any group — from beginning to advanced, from elementary through high school and adult. Every page can be used as unison, 2-voice, 3-voice, up to 8-voice canons. Available voicings: Treble, Mixed, or Tenor/Bass with Treble/Tenor on 1 side of the page and Bass on the other. 72 stepwise, diatonic canons. An extensive book of colorful piano accompaniments is also available, to add sparkle and pizazz. iPad/SMART Board compatible.  Reproducible PDFs.

Rounds for All Ages

In these sets, the rhythms are simple and ranges are usually an octave or less. Forty-eight of the rounds in each volume are completely diatonic (no accidentals). The few chromatics that do occur in the remaining five are limited to easy, stepwise patterns.

Reproducible PDFs.

Steps to Harmony

This series was designed to be useful in all teaching situations, from middle school on up. The range is limited to one octave - C to C - so that everyone sings in a comfortable range throughout. Beginning with stepwise, diatonic quarter notes, this series puts you in control of how fast and how far your students progress. Each exercise can also be sung as a three-part round. Ideal for use in a music curriculum spanning several grade levels. iPad/SMART Board compatible.  Reproducible PDFs.