Body Percussion/Bucket Drumming Activity-Solar Sensation

Dr Staffords Musical Cures
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  1. If you are a music teacher working summer school, or you would just like some fun activities to take outside in the last few weeks of school for your music classes, this growing bundle can be extremely useful. Included are activities for bucket drumming, movement, rhythm, recorder, learning names, p
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Body percussion and bucket drumming are two very popular activities in a music classroom, and they work beautifully together. Solar Sensation is the first piece in the new line called From Body to Bucket in the Dr. Stafford's Musical Cures store, incorporating body percussion patterns transferred to various parts of a bucket for timbre-focused bucket drumming. Where would you strike a bucket to represent snap? Patsch? Stomp? Clap? When students work these patterns out, you can put them together to create rondos based on the subject of the sun.

This kit contains:

list of materials
a rationale for musical body percussion/bucket drumming and links to YouTube examples
the score for Solar Sensation
a breakdown of the process or scaffolding
suggestions for improvisation
how to transfer from body to bucket
links to Solar Sensation demos
Two student self-assessment pages: One if you include improvisation and one if you do not.
A teacher rubric
Link to a blog post on musical body percussion

All you need are bodies, buckets, and some sticks!

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