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Mallet Madness
By Artie Almeida
96 pages 

A collection of engaging units for using mallet instruments in the music classroom. Exciting collection of activities for mallet percussion instruments that will energize your classroom and promote learning in the concept areas of beat, rhythm, melody, harmony, form and expressive qualities through the use of songs, poems, music-to-literature connections and reproducible flashcards. Thanks to its unique rotation system, your students will play all the mallet percussion instruments in your classroom as well as many of the non-pitched instruments. Suggestions for adapting the activities for use in classrooms with few or even no mallet instruments are also given. Whether presented as a unit or spread over a semester or school year, Mallet Madness will fully engage students and you will love the skills and musicality they develop during these lessons.

Grades K-6.

The Basics:
     Introduction, Instrument Setup, Sample Floor Plans, The Rotation, Before You Begin: A Few
     Reminders, Music & Literature Connections Suggestions, Pentatonic Scales, Getting Started: Tips for
     Success, Warm-Ups (Grades K-6), Body Director (Grades K-6).

Rhythm Foundations:
     Notes and Rests (Grades 1-6), Crazy Eights (Grades 3-6), Instrument Hopscotch (Grades 3-6),
     Pease Porridge (Grades 2-6), 1-2 Buckle My Shoe (Grades K-3), Jack and Jill (Grades K-6),
     2-4-6-8 (Grades 2-6), Walk the Dog (Grades K-3), Fuzzy Wuzzy (Grades 3-6), Peanut Butter
     Pie (Grades 3-6), The Respect Rap (Grades 2-6), Icka Backa Boo (Grades 2-4).

Melodic Explorations:
     Melodic Explorations: Direction & Register (Grades K-6), Up and Down in Mallet Town (Grades 
     K-6), C Scale Explorations (Grades 2-6), Little Bunny Foo-Foo (Grades K-3), Wee Willie Winkie
     (Grades K-4), The Grand Old Duke of York (Grades K-6), Chinese Ribbon Dance (Grades 3-6).

     Aleatoric Music (Grades K-6), Listen to the Glockenspiels (Grades 2-6).

Harmonic Support:
     Borduns (Grades 2-6).

Music & Literature Connections:
     Jump Frog Jump! (Grades K-2), Mortimer (Grades K-3), In the Tall Tall Grass (Grades K-3),
     Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop (Grades K-3), Rumble in the Jungle (Grades K-6), Peanut Butter
     and Jelly (Grades K-3), Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day (Grades 1-4),
     Caps for Sale (Grades 1-4), Old Black Fly (Grades 1-4), There Were Ten in the Bed (Grades 1-4).


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My students really enjoyed all the activities in this book. The lessons are well planned.
Adriana G N on Jul 30, 2014
"This series is great for general music classes as it is "hands-on" with the instruments while teaching elements of music such as beat, rhythm, melody, and much more. I love that it correlates with read aloud books!"
International S on Oct 15, 2013
Outstanding sequential lessons notated for different grades.
Vicki P on May 31, 2014
I own the DVD and need the book...it's a great program for elementary school.
Elizabeth F on Apr 28, 2013
are there any play along tracks for any of the lessons either with the book or the Interactive slides?
A shopper on Sep 1, 2013
Best Answer: there are no play along tracks offered.

also avail for purchase are Interactive CD-ROM's
(companion whiteboard lessons and digital visuals)
Promethean Ed with PowerPoint slides or
SMART Ed with PP slides
Reply · Report · Myers C on Sep 3, 2013
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