Discipline, Respect, and Unity through Music
By Jim Solomon
Grade 2 through middle school
D.R.U.M. is for elementary through middle school percussion ensembles; most of the ensembles are aimed at general music classes. Includes tips for using drums in the classroom, forming a group, improvisation, and instrument technique. Each jam rhythm and jam rhythm ensemble has a difficulty rating (4 levels). Several ensembles are based on speech.
D.R.U.M. Membership Certificate
Forming a Group, D.R.U.M. Code, Using Drums in the Classroom, Fostering the Creative, The Power of a Strong Music Program.
Jam Rhythms & Jam Rhythm Ensemble:
Jam Rhythms, Jam Rhythm Ensembles, Customizing the Ensemble for Your Players, Notation/ Rote,
-Late 2nd grade general music & older - also for older students who have not had experience playing parts in ensembles.
-4th grade general music & older - some may be appropriate even for middle school players with little experience.
-Strong 4th grade general music & older - refers to ability to play a variety of parts in ensemble.
-Special group - for your hand-picked players.
Jam Rhythms in 4/4, Jam Rhythm Ensembles in 4/4, Jam Rhythms in 6/8, Jam Rhythm Ensembles in 6/8, Jam Rhythms in 3/4, Jam Rhythm Ensembles in 3/4.
Ensembles Based on Speech:
Monkey Monkey Moo, Pigs Like Mud, Tiny Surfer, Order in the Gallery, Peter Peter If You're Able, If You See a Monkey, Soda Pop, Old John Tucker, Dr. Fell, Rique Rique Rique Ran, Jack Be Nimble, Awake Arise.
Appendices: Form, Improvisation, Teaching Suggestions, Building an Ensemble with Student-created Rhythms, Instrument Technique.
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