This wonderful Liberian folk tune is loaded with teaching and performance possibilities. It inspires music exploration, cultural awareness, drumming, singing, and playing recorder, uke, percussion instruments, and/or Boomwhackers.
This Musi-Kit includes the following:
Two vocal (and/or recorder) arrangements, one simple, one more complex (flexible for grades 1 through 8), which can be sung in unison or in canon (round);
An original rhythmic chant which can be performed vocally, as an instrumental rhythm canon, or layered as ostinatos to accompany the melody;
Colored Boomwhacker® melody & chord pages, ukulele chord chart, black & white notation for recorder/voice, enlarged rhythm charts for the chant or ostinatos;
Two pages of cultural connections and a three-page, detailed teaching guide.
Each facet of this kit can be taught and performed as a stand-alone piece or combined in a performance sequence to involve multiple skills, instruments and abilities. Note: the recorder/vocal notes include low C through A for the simple arrangement, and low C through high E for the more complex arrangement.
You and your students will love this!
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Key words/concepts: Christmas, African folk tune, melody, singing game, performance piece, round, canon, Boomwhackers, drums, percussion, body percussion, ostinatos, texture, harmony, ukulele, recorder