Rhythm Read and Play
Activities for Classroom Instruments
By Tom Anderson
Book and CD
For grades 1-6
Actively involve students with easy-to-follow read and play parts to accompany familiar folk songs, marches, spirituals, holiday favorites and more. More advanced readers play from musical notation, while beginning readers follow instrument pictures.
For added play-along fun, rehearse with the enclosed CD demonstration tracks when learning the parts, and then use the motivating accompaniment tracks when you are ready to perform! Perfect for classroom or stage, these 14 songs will provide percussion fun throughout the year. For extra value, all the written music is reproducible and five songs offer singer parts.
Instruments used: Drums (hand drum, congas, bongos), Metals (triangle, finger cymbals), claves, woodblock, guiro, maracas, and rhythm sticks.
An American March (excerpts of Colonel Bogey March and The American Patrol)
A Festive Song (excerpts of The Holly and the Ivy and Ding Dong! Merrily on High!)
Freedom March (excerpts of When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Battle Hymn of the Republic and When the Saints Go Marching In)
Hey, What Shall We Do? (partner songs What Shall We Do? and Hey, Ho! Nobody Home)
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
Pat-a-Drum (excerpts of Coventry Carol, Pat-a-Pan, and Noel Nouvelet)
Polka Time (excerpts of Clarinet Polka)
Rockin' StiX (uses Swing Low, Sweet Chariot)
The Smiling Irish (excerpts of When Irish Eyes Are Smiling and The Irish Washerwoman)
These Trains (excerpts of Freight Train, The Wabash Cannon Ball, This Train, The Gospel Train)
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