Body Percussion in the Classroom
Vocabulary of sounds
Simple three part rhythm
Jazzy Rock Rhythm
L'il Liza Jane .... new! 10-25-13
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Another three part rhythm
Son clave and Cascara
3 5 3 5 3 5 7 from Keith Terry
Boom, Snap Clap
How to write your own rhythms
Resources and books
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I've devoted many years to the study and practice of teaching with Body Percussion. Twenty five years in the the Middle School Classroom have taught me to keep things moving, make use of every second, and never let them see you cry.....
These are fun Body Percussion patterns I've created for use as accompaniments and solo or ensemble pieces. Kids love to clap, tap, and stomp their way around the world. We learn form, dynamics, timbre, rhythm, articulation, listening and performance skills.
This is a short video of the presentation I made on Body Percussion at the biennial National Association for Music Education Conference in Hartford, Connecticut this past spring.
Here is a clip from our production of Guys and Dolls Jr. I've used body percussion to choreograph the song so the kids can dance while sitting down.
(of course.... you gotta sit down in this song!!)