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Introduce your kiddies to the world of bucket drumming with this continuing introduction kit!
This file includes 200 pages of rhythms and activities to get your students moving! This introductory file uses sixteenth notes, quarter notes, quarter rests, and paired eighth notes to create simple 4 beat rhythmic patterns.
Five files are included with this kit:
*** Bucket Drumming 102 File ***
Includes 11 basic rhythms using sixteenth notes, quarter notes, quarter rests, and paired eighth notes. This file does not have the “parts of the bucket” slides that the 101 file includes.
The rhythms are broken down into counts (1e+a2e+a3e+a4e+a) and then are broken down using the following pattern: clap/count the rhythm, play on left hand, play on right hand, play with alternating hands. Alternating hand patterns are labeled for both a left hand and a right hand start.
Also introduced in the 102 file… hands “together” being represented with a “T.” Some patterns involve combinations of right hand only, left hand only, together, or alternating!
*** Bucket Drumming 102 Two-Part Ensemble ***
Expand on your bucket drumming abilities by creating a two-part ensemble! This file uses the rhythms introduced in the first PDF to create 10 rhythmic combinations for your students to perform.
Each two-part rhythm is presented in the following way: play/count rhythm #1 with alternating hands, play/count rhythm #2 with alternating hands, and playing both rhythms using alternating hands. All rhythms are meant to be reviewed with all students in unison, and then should be played using a split class. All rhythms are labeled with right hand, left hand, or together.
*** Bucket Drumming 102 Two Hands ***
This file includes 10 rhythmic patterns to be played by the individual student. Each rhythm is reviewed using either right hand or left hand only. Then there are combinations of patterns to create a two-part rhythmic pattern! All rhythms are labeled with right hand or left hand.
This file also points out that sometimes our hands play “together” even when it is not written that way!
*** Bucket Drumming 102 Three Parts ***
Expand your students’ drumming skills with this file that uses a new element to add to the rhythmic combinations… feet!
“Stomp” is added as a new rhythmic piece to the pattern. These 5 rhythm patterns are simple in nature, but are just enough to get your students thinking about their feet and both hands!
*** Bucket Drumming 102 Composition Worksheets ***
Included in this file are three worksheets for your students to compose their own four beat patterns. One worksheet includes a two-hand four beat pattern scaffold. The second worksheet includes 2 two-hand four beat pattern scaffolds. The last page uses the new element (Stomping) as a third line for the four beat pattern.
Additional Bucket Drumming activities will be released soon. Additional concepts include: triple meter, dotted rhythms, eighth-sixteenth note patterns, and improvisation. Any other requests or ideas would be helpful!
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