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Rhythm Instrument Fun
By Denise Gagné
Grades Pre-K - 5

A collection of activities to get preschool - Grade 5 children playing, listening, creating and reading music using non-pitched percussion instruments. The enclosed CD has audio tracks of the chants with accompaniment, songs with accompaniment, and examples for play alongs. 

The children's books Mortimer (item# 835229) , Mmm Cookies, and Jump, Frog, Jump! (item# 835117) are used.

Let's Get Started!
    Play and Stop
     Let's Play Instruments
     Play and Play and Stop
     Ways to Play Instruments
     Instrument Rules
     Simon Says
     Beat and Name Chants
     Introducing Instrument Families
     How to Play Rhythm Instruments

Play and Sing
     If You're Happy
     Let Everyone Play Sticks

Instrument Families
     Play, Play, Play Along
     Play Along K-3
     Sticks are Tapping

Listening Activities
     Who is Tapping?
     What am I Tapping On?
     What is in the Shakers?
     Guess the Instrument

Play Along
     Play Along with Bach
     Play Along with Handel
     Play Along with Mozart
     Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Rhythm Band, Scarves

Relative Note Values
     Relative Note Values-Large Notes
     St. Anne's Reels
     Surfin Rock
     Ramsey St. Blues
Note Switch Activities
     Piano Roll
     Stick Notes

Stories - Add Sound Effects
     Mmm Cookies
     Rain Rain Story
     Mr. Frog Story
     Bell Horses Story

Create and Play
     Copy What I'm Going to Play
     Improvise and Copycat Game
     Question and Answer
     Hey! Hey! Rondo

     Rhythm Instrument Matching
     Name the Instrument
     Which Instrument Did I Hear?
     Instrument Family Matching
     Rhythm Instrument Families




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