When many states added more time requirements for core classes, it became necessary to come up with systems to accommodate the reduced time in P.E. and music while engaging students in learning the moment they enter the music room or gym.
Bouncing P.E. into the music room provides opportunities for students to have more physical activity while demonstrating music listening skills. If it was possible to P.E. in to the music room then marching music into the gym was next.
This is the system of Integrated Music & P.E.
Click on the links below to see Integrated Music & P.E, in action.
Once students are familiar and comfortable with moving with the songs in Integrated Music and P.E. it is not surprising to find students singing along with the songs or echoing parts (since the songs were written with the idea of adding parts later.)
Learning the parts creates more opportunities to focus on the music aspects of Integrated Music & P.E.
Two, three, and four parts singing can be created by combining the melody, descant, marching ostinato, and spelling ostinatos in different combinations.
Click on the link below to hear an example of Part Singing.