1st Tuesday Percussion Ensemble performance - TWO VIDEO CLIPS


1)
'Clap Trap' by John Hearnes - a 'Body Percussion' piece (from a sextet of pieces entitled 'Noveltysicles')Click here to download this file

This first piece uses standard 'body percussion' sounds - claps, leg slaps, finger clicks, foot stomps & a hand-'dusting' sound to create an interesting and entertaining work.

*See if you can copy any of the rhythms and techniques used in the piece with your own pupils!!
Used with kind permission of pubilsher - www.rowloff.com

The tradition of body drumming occurs in many cultures. Here's a Wikipedia link explaining some history:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pattin_juba

Here's an up-close YouTube clip of some excellent body drumming:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cordPhsxwRU

Web link to 'Clap Trap' video at publishers website - scroll down & click the square containing the title of the piece to play:
www.rowloff.com/ConcertFolder/Sicles/Noveltysicles.html



2)
Fundamental rhythms played on Snare Drums:
Click here to download this file

Here the group plays a short piece containing Quaver & Semi-quaver note groupings. These can be taught phonetically and reinforced with notation or flash cards - the following linked articles cover this process:

Teacher sheet explaining note-groupings
www.drum-ideas.com/Drummingphoneticsheet.pdf

Basic list of sounds & symbols for pupils
www.drum-ideas.com/Basicphoneticsbeatgrouplistforpupils.pdf

Drumming 'Grid' - TWO PAGES LONG
www.drum-ideas.com/6.Compositionworksheet1-DrumGrid.pdf


3)
AUDIO OF THIS GROUP:
Throwdown - Click here to download this file
Publishers site version at 1:35 - www.rowloff.com/rlp_media_player/playerwindow.html?item=07CS2