The Amazing Jamnasium
A Playful Companion to Together in Rhythm
Book and CD
Designed as a supplement to Together in Rhythm (item 812240), this book features a unique collection of rhythm-based, integrative games and activities designed to bring out the best in your participants. The clear format makes them easy to present and many are shown on the included Enhanced CD.
Play the CD in a standard CD player to access the 5 rhythm tracks listed in the Grooves to Drum By section. Place the CD in your computer to enjoy watching video footage of many of the rhythm games.
Each arrangement in the "Grooves to Drum By" is made up of 5 different rhythm patterns for these instrument categories: "bass" drum (surdo, dundun), hand drum (conga, jembe), wood sound (tone block, woodblock, clave), rattle/shaker (cabasa, shekere, rattle, tambourine, shaker), and bell (cowbell, agogo, gankogui).
While this book may be used on its own, these games and activities are most effectively presented using the Drum Circle Music approach to music facilitation (found in Together in Rhythm). Create compelling, integrative learning experiences for music education, music therapy, teambuilding, health & wellness, community building or recreation.
All About Rhythm
Counting Basics, Developing Rhythmic Feel & Coordination,
Tips for Group Drumming, Grooves to Drum By, Ways You Can Use
the Music Tracks
About the Games and Activities
Time Span, Instruments, Other Materials, Focus, National
Standards for Music Education, Multiple Intelligences,
Preparation, Process, Extension, Discussion
Games and Activities
Rain, Drum Tales, Rumble Ball, Foley, Rhythmaze, Drum Call,
Secret Song, Orbit, Have a Ball, Let's All Play Our Drum!,
Sound Machine, Pieces of Eight, Rhythmasize Your Name,
Signals: Hands, Signals: Feet, Stitch in Time, Music Pads,
Multiple Intelligence Use Chart (Use this chart to find the right game for your programs)
Drum Circle Music Cards (reproducible)
What Is a Drum Circle Music Card?, How to Read, & How to Use
Making Your Own Instruments
Water Jug Drum, Square Frame Drum, Shakers, Sistrum, Bundle
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