Holiday Bucket Drum Curriculum - Winter Bucket Drums For All Levels

Grade Levels
K - 12th
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PowerPoint Files - Holiday Bucket Drum Curriculum - All Levels

PDF Files - Rudiment of The Day

PDF Files - 25 Bucket Drum Exercises

PDF Files - 100 Bucket Drum Worksheets

PDF Files - 100 Bucket Drum Exit Tickets

PDF Files - 200 Rhythm Cards (Color & Ink Friendly Versions)

MP3 Files - Metronome Tracks 55 - 120 BPS

MP4 Files - 7 Videos of Guided Rhythm Notation Along With Holiday Music

This Holiday Bucket Drum Curriculum is a great introduction to Rhythm Studies for your Elementary Students! This unit covers the most basic fundamentals of rhythm, and bucket drum playing specifically designed for All Levels. This is not focused on just rhythm studies, but a genuine learning experience for beginner percussionists just starting out!

There lessons are designed to address the fundamentals of rhythm notation in one month, along with many other supplemental resources that could last you a few more months. Supplemental Resources include 7 Video play along tracks, 45 Rhythm Cards, and 30 Rhythm Worksheets with multiple activities.

Rhythm Notation Concepts Covered:
Steady Beat
Ta (Quarter Notes)
Ti-Ti (Eighth Notes)
Tica-Toca (Sixteenth Notes)
Shh (Rests)
4 Beats Per Measure
3 Beats Per Measure

Bucket Drum Techniques Covered:
Top Bucket Hit
Side Bucket Hit
Stick Clicks
Resting Positions

The Videos:
The Videos increase in difficulty rhythmically, but the tempo is always at a steady 80BPM for a comfortable pace as students practice their reading abilities. The videos will display a single measure of rhythms and these measures repeat 3 times in total, leaving a fourth measure as a momentary pause for students to get ready for the next rhythm displayed in the video. These rhythms light up in time which will aid your students in their instinct to speed up or slow down, and will enhance their ability to read-follow along reading rhythm notation! The videos will definitely will be the most valuable and exciting part of this resource to your students! Please note you need internet access to play these videos!


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