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The Bucket Book



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The Bucket Book
A Junkyard Percussion Manual
By David Birrow
Reproducible Book and Data CD
92 pages
Grade 2 and up

This inventive program is designed to help teachers and students discover the joy of creating music and the fun of using homemade or found instruments to do so. Fully reproducible, and including a Data CD for projection and enhanced classroom learning, The Bucket Book teaches rhythm skills and percussion techniques using easy-to-teach lessons that do not require a percussion background. Students can listen to the different grooves by clicking on the MP3 tracks on the CD. Detailed information, photos, and resources are provided to acquaint educators with percussion vocabulary and techniques. The activities will engage and delight your students as they explore different timbres and search for the next great sound or rhythm they can produce with their instruments.

Chapter 1. The Instruments: Gathering Your Sounds
    1. 5-Gallon Bucket 
    2. Shakers
    3. Scratching Instruments
    4. Steady Beat Instruments
Chapter 2. The Technique: Playing and Teaching
    1. Beginning Activities
    2. Echo Activities
    3. Technique Exercises
    4. Sequencing
    5. Troubleshooting
Chapter 3. The Music: The Four Modes
    1. Mode 1: One Bucket Groove
    2. Mode 2: Unison
    3. Mode 3: Group Groove
    4. Mode 4: Movement Grooves
Chapter 4: Lesson Planning: Putting It All Together
    1. How to Design Lesson Plans
    2. Bulleted Lesson Plans
    3. Step-by-Step Lesson-Plan Sequence in Detail
    4. More Curriculum Ideas



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