Learning objectives for students.
Form: Moving the various segments around, layering patterns, working in a round. Perform body percussions as a Symphony (a whole group working together) a Concerto ( a soloist with the group doing backup) a Concerto Grosso ( a small group doing the solo with the large group backing up) The possibilities are endless.
Timbre: use various sounds and different versions of the same move, will make a different sound
Steady beat: Gross motor movements enable kids to feel steady pulse much more easily that sax playing
Meter: Perform body percussion in common time, triple meter, compound meter.
Ensemble Skills. Students rehearse and perform these rhythms in groups and as solos.
Improvisation: Students take turns improvising new sounds and new patterns.
Dynamics: Students use various dynamic changes to create original music.
Melody; Students can sing along with their rhythms
World music/culture: Teach clave patterns, cascara, bell rhythms, Highlife, and other world music patterns with body percussion. Students can play along with recordings.
Music Vocabulary; Tempo, crescendo, forte, legato, etc., using body percussion to demonstrate and practice.
Notation: Students can notate their compositions, or read the compositions of others using traditional or non-traditional notation.
Performing: Students can perform for the class, at a concert, or be videotaped.
Composing; Students will create new music.
Analyzing/Describing: Students will describe what the see and hear using musical terms.
Evaluate: Students will evaluate the elements of the music they hear and the moves they see.
Relate to other arts: Students will connect music to dance and theater.
Music History: Students will learn of the connection of body percussion to our musical history, ie.,Hambone, Juba, Minstrel Shows, tap dance.
Tips, tricks, and procedures.
Students may be uncomfortable with body percussion at first.