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Conga Town
Percussion Ensembles for Upper Elementary and Middle School
By Jim Solomon
32 pages
Upper elementary and middle school

12 percussion ensembles (some with speech) for upper elementary and middle school. Describes with text and photos how to successfully use bongos, cabasa, claves, conga, cowbell, guiro, and other unpitched percussion; suggested form ideas and teaching tips.  

Form, Improvisation, Teaching Suggestions, Building an Ensemble with Student-Created Rhythms, Instrument Technique, 12 Percussion Arrangemetns.

Percussion Arrangements: As I Was Sitting In My Chair, Cha Cha, City, Tommy Snooks & Bessie Brooks, Jack-a-dandy, Tommy Trot, Get Down & Play the Drum, One Step...At a Time, Sixpence, Thomas A Tattamus, Tropic, Jubilation.

Instruments included in arrangements: bass drum (or substitute drum), bongos, cabasa, claves, conga (or substitute), cowbell, cymbal, guiro, hand drum, bicycle horn, maracas, ratchet, shaker, headless tambourine, temple blocks (or substitute), triangle, vibraslap.


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Saw a copy at a music teacher's meeting and liked what I saw!
Melanie R on Sep 1, 2012
I went to a Jim Solomon workshop, and loved all the materials he used. I want this book for my percussion ensemble.
Rebecca G on Sep 29, 2011

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