Reply To: Rhythm Syllable Systems
At a recent inservice the elementary music teachers were discussing the systems we use. Out of 8 teachers, some of us use Kodaly, some Gordon (du, du-de) and some straight counting. A principal who was sitting in was concerned that this could be confusing to kids if they moved from school to school. My experience is that kids transition pretty quickly, and since the sound production is the same, then the kids can shift pretty easily. What are your thoughts on this? Should a district with several elementary schools use a standard rhythm counting system in elementary?