African Noel (Sing Noel) Voice, Percussion, Boomwhackers, Recorder, Uke

Musical Magic
Grade Levels
1st - 8th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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16 pages
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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.

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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
Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 hours
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