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The Bucket Book
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The Bucket Book

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David Birrow’s The Bucket Book is a creative program designed to introduce teachers and students to the joy of creating music and the fun of using homemade or found instruments to do so. No percussion background is needed to enjoy these easy-to-use lessons that focus on simple percussion technique and rhythm skills.

The enhanced CD provides fully reproducible and projectible pages, as well as MP3 tracks for cool recordings of the pieces! Detailed information, photos, and resources are provided to acquaint educators with percussion vocabulary and techniques. The activities will engage and delight your students as they explore different timbres and search for the next great sound or rhythm they can produce with their instruments.



Chapter 1. The Instruments - Gathering Your Sounds

  • 5-Gallon Bucket, Shakers
  • Scratching Instruments
  • Steady Beat Instruments

Chapter 2. The Technique - Playing and Teaching

  • Beginning Activities
  • Echo Activities
  • Technique Exercises
  • Sequencing
  • Troubleshooting

Chapter 3. The Music - The Four Modes

  • Mode 1: One Bucket Groove
  • Mode 2: Unison
  • Mode 3: Group Groove
  • Mode 4: Movement Grooves

Chapter 4: Lesson Planning - Putting It All Together

  • How to Design Lesson Plans
  • Bulleted Lesson Plans
  • Step-by-Step Lesson-Plan Sequence in Detail
  • More Curriculum Ideas


More Information
Country of ManufactureUnited States
AuthorBirrow, David
Barcode ISBN9781470616557
PublisherAlfred Music
Educational SubjectDrumming
Print Age / GradeGrade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6


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