19 Songs Kid's Love for 2-Octave Diatonic Boomwhackers: This collection of easy to intermediate arrangements for Boomwhackers is intended to be used with a standard diatonic C-scale set on the top staff and a second set with octavator caps (or the larger, lower-octave set) playing the bottom staff. Two sets in the same octave may be used, but the melody will not be as transparent.
1. Chumbara (Can Can)
2. Drunken Sailor
3. Four White Horses
4. Freedom Train
5. Frog Song
6. He's Got the Whole World
7. John Kanaka
9. Land of the Silver Birch
10. My Paddle's Keen and Bright
11. Ode to Joy
12. One Bottle of Pop
13. One May Begin
14. Pay Me My Money Down
15. Poor Little Kitty Cat
16. Row, Row, Row Your Boat
17. Three Blind Mice
18. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
19. Where, Oh, Where Has My Little Dog Gone?
Other ways to use this collection:
1. Sing the top staff and use the bottom staff as an accompaniment.
2. Double the top staff with any instrument in C tuning (non-transposing).
3. Add fretted instruments such as ukulele or guitar, strumming the chords indicated.
4. Improvise rhythmic ostinati as part of the accompaniment on a wide variety of hand percussion.
5. Difficulty may be adjusted by leaving out the bottom staff of most of the arrangements and just playing the melody.
Activities and ideas for rehearsal:
* Singing SolFa on the Melody to learn the tune
* Rhythm Work on tricky rhythms
* Singing melody with Rhythmic Ostinato
* Singing melody with Chords (teach chord groups first)
* Singing with Chords in Rhythmic Ostinato
* Melodic Boomwhackers
* 2nd Staff Boomwhackers
* Sing with 2nd Staff
* 2-part Boomwhackers
* 2-part Boomwhackers with Vocals
* Add Percussion
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