Make It Count

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Just like the piece says: It’s all about counting beats, rhythms and rests. Students can fall into the trap of forgetting to count. This piece makes it easy to teach the young ensemble all at the same time, as the rhythms are identical. It works in eight-bar phrases and then the rhythm changes. Start by clapping the rhythms and showing the rests. Ask half the ensemble to clap the beat, while the others clap the rhythms, and then swap. It also features pizzicato. From measure 26, put bows down and use the right hand to knock on the top of the instrument in the rests. Uses whole notes, half notes and quarter notes, as well as corresponding rests. Piano part greatly assists in feeling subdivisions of longer notes and has a boogie-woogie feel.

Title arrow Make It Count
Composer arrow Loreta Fin
Arranger arrow
Standard arrow Elementary
Grade arrow 1
Catalogue No. arrow Alfred Music: 76-44508

Listen to a recording of Make It Count
The folio contains:
Parts for string orchestra (8-8-4-4-5-2)
Conductor’s score
Piano accompaniment

Additional information


Loreta Fin