World Rhythms Classroom Kit


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World Rhythms
Multicultural Resource of Songs and Ensembles
By John Higgins and Brad Shank
Classroom Kit (book, CD and DVD)

Learn about the origins of Second Line Drumming, Reggae, Salsa, Conga, Samba and more, what instruments are used and how to play them. This all-in-onebook/CD format features reproducible songsheets with lyric translations, informative student articles, lesson plans and  a performance/ accompaniment CD recording for each song. 
The DVD shows how to play the differentinstruments as demonstrated by a percussion expert.

New Orleans
New Orleans and Second Line Drumming
When the Saints Go Marching In
Basic rhythms - bassdrum (low drum), snare drum (tambourine) and washboard (cymbal)
Advanced rhythms - snare drum (tambourine), wood block and bass drum (low drum)
United States
May I Have a Drumroll,Please?
Yankee Doodle
Basic rhythms - bass drum (low drum), snare drum (tambourine) and cymbals (finger cymbals)
Advanced rhythms - snare drum (tambourine), tenor drum (conga) andbass drum (low drum)
New York City
Spice It Up with Salsa
Que bonita bandera
Basic rhythms - cowbell, guiro and conga
Advanced rhythms - clave, cymbal,conga
Jammin' in Jamaica
Basic rhythms - hi hat-closed (shaker), snare drum-crosstick (clave) and bass drum (low drum)
Advanced rhythms -hi hat (tambourine/shaker), snare drum-crosstick (clave) and guiro (scrape)
Everybody Conga
Las polleras
Basic rhythms - shekere (large shaker), cowbell and leadconga
Advanced rhythms - agogo bells, bass drum (low drum), alternate conga and advanced conga
That Samba Beat
Pirulito que bate bate
Basic rhythms - surdo drums (medium & low drums, can be played by 2 players), agogo bells,
chocalho (shaker)
Advanced rhythms - repenique (conga), caixa (snare drum or shaker) and tamborim(tambourine)
The Rhythms of Irish Music
The Galway Races
Basic rhythms - spoons, bones (wood block) and bodhran (frame drum)
Advanced rhythms -spoons, bones (wood block) and bodhran (frame drum)
West Africa
Malinke Music of West Africa
Bala Kulandyan
Basic rhythms - cowbell, lead djembe (conga) and kenkeni(or conga)
Advanced rhythms - djembe (conga), sangban (floor tom) and dununba (bass drum/low drum)
Uganda: A Land of Music and Beauty
Basic rhythms - empuunyi (low drum), ensaasi (shakers) and baakisimba (djembe/hand drum)
Advanced rhythms - engalabi (bongo/high hand drum), ensaasi (shakers) and nankasa (bongo/high drum with stick)
Middle East
Music of the Arabs
Al-yadil yadil yadi
Basic rhythms - hand claps, darbukka (tabla drum/bongos), and riqq (tambourine)
Advanced rhythms- tar (frame drum/low drum), darbukka (tabla drum/bongos) and riqq (tambourine)
Korea: A Land of Song and Sound
Behd noreh (Boatmen's Songs)
Basic rhythms - buk(low drum)
Advanced rhythms - janggu (bongos) and buk (low drum)
Island Sounds: The Music and Drumming of Tahiti
Hoe a te vaka
Basic rhythms - pahu (lowhand drum), fa'atete (mid drum/conga with sticks) and to'ere (lead - log drum/wood block)
Advanced rhythms - pahu (low hand drum), fa'atete (mid drum/conga with sticks) and to'ere (lead -log drum/wood block)


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What are the best grade levels with which to use this kit?
Emily on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This book is intended for grades 4-8



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