Bucket Drumming Rhythm Activities for Improvisation , Composition , Steady Beat

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I Choose Joy Publishing
Grade Levels
K - 7th
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18 pages
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The Bucket Drumming Rhythm Activities help you teach steady beat, improvisation, and composition. Students will practice reading rhythms and composing their own "songs" with the included bucket drumming flashcards.

This 18-page printable pack includes:

  • 10 pages of different bucket drumming compositions using quarter notes, 2 eighth notes, and quarter rests for the kids to play.
  • 6 pages of flash cards for kids to rearrange to create their own compositions.
  • 2 pages of instructions.

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I used the following symbols for each bucket drumming technique:

  • R = Right stick hits top
  • L = Left stick hits top
  • B = Both sticks hit top
  • S = Sticks hit side
  • Rim = Sticks hit rim
  • St = Sticks hit each other

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