Boomin' the Blues: 12-bar Blues for Boomwhackers, Voice, Orff, Ukes, Recorder

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These hands-on activities for Boomwhackers®, voices, recorders, ukuleles, and mallets will engage your students in learning the following skills and concepts:

Key and chord relationships in C & G
Blues lyric form and composing original blues lyrics
Singing and improvising blues melodies
Playing 12-bar blues chord progressions
Listening to recorded music and identifying chord changes
Playing along and improvising with recorded music
Playing walking boogie bass
Exploring the blues scale
Music history (blues, boogie, rock)
History and language arts connections
Creating performances using new concepts and skills

Two original teaching pieces and a link to my online play-along playlist is included. (Charts can be used with hand bells. Although the colors are slightly different for G, A, B, the note names are included, and students quickly adapt.)

Please see the thumbnail images and review the table of contents in the preview file to get an idea of the materials and scope of this set. You and your students will have a lot of fun with these materials!

If you have questions, suggestions or requests, please email me. Satisfaction is guaranteed, and I'll be glad to improve or customize a product for you. I'm always grateful for your feedback.

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Key Concepts: blues, 12-bar blues, boogie, rock and roll, Boomwhackers, scales, chords, play-along, lyrics, compose, improvise
Total Pages
18 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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