Tag Archives: class percussion

99/100 We’re Going on a Bearhunt

I watched the animation of this famous children’s classic story on television over Christmas. It’s been written down by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. I say “written down” rather than “written”, because, as Michael Rosen says himself, it … Continue reading

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Issue 129: Wiggle

You set up a steady pulse, counting to four. Once it is going well, everyone has to do a wiggle on count 1. That’s it. Simple.   Or do the wiggle on count something else. Or have two actions, on … Continue reading

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Issue 87: Kumala Vista – singing, samba, djembe, recorders, percussion

Since I’ve found this song all over the place, and have been taught it by ear on various occasions, by various teachers, I hope I’m okay in giving the words and melody here. It’s also in this book Kumala Vista where … Continue reading

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Issue 45: A Music lesson using The Shark Song

So, this may be a bit of cheat, making two posts out of one song – but here comes one of the most enjoyable music lessons ever; Having taught the shark song to everyone, you can now add instruments. Just fetch the entire … Continue reading

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Issue 39: Olympics – Fanfare for the Common Man, and Mexican Waves

This is a powerful composition for brass ensemble and percussion by Aaron Copeland. You can hear it on YouTube here; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqyby2x4e7c&feature=related (conducted by Aaron Copeland) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hNCIh9K6-U (displaying the score) You can download it from Amazon here for less than … Continue reading

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