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Skins, Sticks and Bars (2nd edition)



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Skins, Sticks and Bars (2nd edition)
By Paul Corbiere
Book and CD
32 pages
Grades 4-8

Join composer and veteran music educator Paul Corbière in a musical adventure you won’t forget! Using a variety of percussion instruments and global influences, Skins, Sticks, and Bars: Percussion Ensembles for Elementary and Middle School is a collection of original pieces guaranteed to ignite your students’ passion for drum, mallet, and recorder music. Once your students have mastered the riffs, up the ante in ensemble playing and challenge them to improvise solos. Background information, playing techniques, and instructional tips are included, as well as a performance CD for guidance and inspiration.


  • Oomph - great for beginners
  • Pompano - includes a xylophone or barred-instrument section
  • Gnarly - great for studying complementary rhythms  
  • Fire Pit - introduces recorder to the percussion ensemble
  • Culpeper Blues - terrific choice for solo improvisation
  • Djeat - drummers steal the show on this one
  • Blind - features a rock-n-roll groove
  • Monkey Dance - a student favorite
  • Buena suerte - a laid-back Rumba groove
  • Shere Khan - The Tiger! A showstopper


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West Music Store
I like to use the drums with the barred instruments
Mary Ann P on Jul 24, 2012
This looks interesting. I hope it lives up to its write up.
Karen R on Apr 25, 2012

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