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Drum It Up!

20 Classroom drumming pieces for Grades 3-6
(BPP-DIU - Book - $29.95) Look at a Preview

The 20 pieces in this book are sequential drumming pieces for hand drums, barrel drums, tubanos, congas, and small percussion. You'll find everything from easy hand drum pieces using the echo process, to show stoppers with black light beaters or sock mallets circling and beating on giant barrel drums!

All of these pieces are tried and true, used many times with great success with children and in Level courses, workshops, and conference sessions. Each piece comes with teaching suggestions that will start your creative juices flowing.

"Teaching suggestions and form are merely ways for you to begin. As you play with the pieces and teaching processes, you and your students will discover new ways of teaching and learning within your own classroom percussion ensembles. In addition, student feedback can be a phenomenal way to create new and exciting extensions to these pieces. We encourage you to continuously “think outside the box” and to give your students the poetic license to do the same."

~Sandy and Gretchen.

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Strum It Up!

21 Soprano Ukulele Pieces in Orff Style
(BPP-SGSIU - Book with Online Materials - $24.95) Look at a Preview

Ukuleles are a beautiful addition to elementary music classrooms. Your students will learn chord progressions, vocabulary, and how to accompany songs and melodies. The unique timbre of the Ukulele supports the child's singing voice and allows students to hear and sing harmony accurately. 

This book integrates Ukuleles with other classroom instruments and has full Orff-style orchestrations for your Orff music classes. Some songs include creative movement, folk dances, improvisation, and unique folk style instruments. Some of these songs are perfect for your spoon, washtub, washboard, or limberjack players!

Supplemental materials are available on this website. You can download a booklet with copy-ready lyric sheets, Individual song sheets, and projection-ready visuals for your interactive whiteboards and LCD projectors.

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