To complete this project, students will work groups of 3-4 to create a rhythm composition using either body percussion or bucket drums. The piece may be either monohonic (one part) or polyphonic (2 different parts or more). It must have two contrasting sections (Part A and Part B) that will each be repeated twice. Each section should be 8-12 bars in length, so that the total length of the composition will be 16-24 bars. The composition should include at least 3 dynamic changes and must be in 4/4 time.
This document includes the task instruction sheet, including success criteria, a rough copy template, a good copy template, and rubric for both the composition and performance aspects of the project.
*This project was designed for a grade 8 class, but many aspects of this project can be easily modified to meet the needs of a more or less advanced class.