Sunday, April 17, 2011
Music Tip #71May I hear a DRUM roll please...
I went to THE MOST FUN workshop this weekend. It was a drumming workshop by Dr. Craig Woodson. http://www.ethnomushttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gificinc.com/index.html He showed us how to make drums using cans, tape and more tape. I came home with 4 drums and enough ideas to teach all my classes next year.
Dr. Woodson was invited by Frank Thompson who is founder of the AZ Rhythm Connection. http://www.azrhythmconnection.com They offer a free standard based curriculum for teachers. "Each lesson includes: information about the instrument and its country and culture of origin; information about the special rhythms associated with the instrument and instructions on how to play along; and instructions on how to build a homemade version of the instrument."http://www.rootsofrhythm.net/curriculum.html
What kid doesn't like drums? These are so easy to make, yet sound so good! Did I mention we made a xylophone too? These instruments would be great for cub scout meetings, scout troops, general music classes, music group lessons, and more. I plan on having the students make them next year for our "found instrument" unit.