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Behind Bars
Percussion Ensembles for Young Musicians
By Mari Schay
Book and CD 
27 pages
Grades 2 - 5

This newly revised edition of Behind Bars will get your intermediate students behind the barred instruments playing music designed for successful performances. The sophisticated simplicity of these short pieces will enable your students to master them quickly. Once they have gained confidence playing the basic patterns and harmonies, Schay opens the door to arranging and helps you guide them to creating performance-length pieces.

This resources includes 11 ostinato-based pieces for barred instruments and non-pitched percussion, as well as teaching suggestions and tips for making your ensembles work. A performance CD is also included for your reference.


  • We Have Fun
  • My Friend
  • Up & Down Round: Basic Version
  • I Love the Rhythm
  • Progress
  • Boom-Boom-a-Whack
  • Here Comes the Train Down the Track
  • Wind in the Trees
  • Prowling at Night  (new to this revised edition)
  • Bongo (new to this revised edition)
  • Up & Down Round: Advanced Version


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