Boom 'n' Tunes Just for Fun By Linda Forrest Book and CD 84 pages Grades 1 - 5 A collection of 11 simple arrangements for use with Boomwhackers tuned percussion tubes (5 original, 5 familiar songs, and one speech piece). Begin with simple, on-the-beat Boomwhackers and progress to diatonic songs using chords I, IV, and V. There are also flexible warm-ups and note- and rhythm-reading exercises. Each song gives the suggested grade levels; tubes needed; related CD tracks; teaching tips; an "Expand It!" section; a reproducible student page including lyrics; and a full score showing melody, lyrics, Boomwhacker, and unpitched percussion parts (full scores may not be copied). The Expand It ideas include movement suggestions, adding small percussion instruments to the songs, drama ideas, or activities to teach other musical concepts. The included CD has 2 accompaniments for most songs: one at a slower practice tempo, the other at a quicker performance tempo. Each accompaniment has its own unique style and character. Boomwhackers needed (Boomwhacker and Octavator sets are each available separately): diatonic set (item 200346), chromatic set (item 200348), and bass diatonic set (item 200347). An alternative to the bass set is to use 2 diatonic sets with one set being lowered an octave with Octavator tube caps (item 200403).; Contents: Before You Begin Getting Started Before You "Whack" & Sing CD Points & Pointers The Triplets (grades 1-2), Haunted House (grade 2), Mr. Frog Went A-Courtin' (grade 2), Miss Mary Mack (grade 3), Whack-Ups (grades 3-4), Ain't Gonna Rain (grades 3-4), Chumbara (grade 4), Whack-a Do (grade5), Bingo (grades 4-5), Walk Like an Elephant (grade 5), Boomwhacker Attack (grades 4-5).