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Composing with Boomwhackers

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Composing with Boomwhackers
By Denise Gagne
Book and CD
48 pages
Grades K - 6

Take your students through a sequential process that will enable them to compose with Boomwhackers, recorders, or Orff instruments. Includes songs, activities, reproducible worksheets and templates, and performance/ accompaniment CD. Activities with improvisation, rhythms, form, orchestrating poetry, 3-note melodies, pentatonic melodies, and diatonic melodies lead to writing your own poem and melody.   

Contents:
All About Boomwhackers, Follow the Leader, Improvisation, Ostinato Patterns to Accompany Improvisation, Improvisation Within a Song, Create a Rhythm Composition, Note Squares, Write Rhythms on a Beat Chart, 10 Ways to Play a Rhythm Composition, Beat Charts, ABA Form - Create and Play a B Section, A A B A Form - Create and Play a B Section, Create and Play a Rondo, Rhythm Composition with an Ostinato, 2 Part Rhythm Composition, 3 and 4 Part Rhythm Composition, Orchestrate a Poem, Chants and Poems to Orchestrate, Playing a 3 Note Melody, Creating a 3 Note Melody, Melody Template in 4/4, Melody Template in 3/4, Melody Template in 2/4, Play and Create a do-mi-so Melody, Play and Create a Pentatonic Melody, Play and Create a Diatonic Melody, Create a Melody for a Poem, Write Variations on a Theme, Write a Song, Manuscript Paper.   

Songs, ensembles, & orchestrated poems in this book:
Follow the Leader, One One Time for Fun, Here's a Song That's Really Neat, 2 Part Ensembles, 3 Part Ensembles, 4 Part Ensembles, You Play It This Way, Did You Ever Hear a Rhythm, Pirolito, Whacky Kind of Sound, I Like to Play the Instruments, Tingalayo, Whacky Kind of Music, I Am a Fine Musician, Cheki Morena, 2 Little Sausages, Hot Cross Buns in C/F, Go Tell Aunt Rhody in C/F, Fais Dodo, Mary Had a Little Lamb in C/F, Closet Key in C/F, Pease Porridge Hot, Johnny One Hammer, Let Us Chase the Squirrel, Make a Friend, Rocky Mountain, Shortnin' Bread, Tulip Round, Scale Round, Hot Cross Buns Variations.

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After reading the description, I think this book may be appropriate to help me increase the use of boomwhackers in my music lessons.
Rue L on May 30, 2012

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