Boom-a-Tunes Vol. 1
Curriculum for Boomwhackers Musical Tubes
By Ellen Foncannon
Book and CD
Grades K - 3
A comprehensive teaching program using Boomwhackers tuned percussion tubes. Educational lyrics introduce the location of notes on the treble staff and integrate singing and playing to involve the entire class. The colors of the different tubes are also used to help teach note recognition. 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures are also introduced.
The lesson plans and activities address the National Music Standards. Each song reinforces the location and identification of one or more notes; lesson/performance suggestions and a related activity are also given. Reproducible worksheets are also included. Piano scores are given to accompany each song; alternately, use the tracks on the included CD. All activities in this book use the diatonic set of Boomwhackers (item 200346, available separately).
Middle C Is Special, D Is in a Space, Where Is That Note (C-D worksheet), E Cha-Cha, Lime Green Marchin' Machine, Where Is That Note (E-F worksheet), Glistening G, A Space Case, Where Is That Note (G-A worksheet), Bumble Bee, High C, Where Is That Note (B-C worksheet), Does Your E Hang Low, Booma Booma, Where Is That Note (E-G worksheet), 10 Little Boomers, The E Goes Marching, Line or Space (worksheet), A Man Went Out to See & Gee, Whack Away, Alone or Together (worksheet), Roses Are Red, Swing Indigo, Dots & Flags (worksheet), Who-a-Whack-a, Purple Popsicle, Improvise & Compose (worksheet), Be All You Can Be, Call Me Mellow Yellow, Colorful Rhythms (worksheet), Boom Bat Baseball (assessment test).
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