Inspired by the body percussion pieces in Rhythmische Übung, by Gunild Keetman, particularly #33 and #34 for patting and clapping, Roger Sams has written a BP/UTP Lesson Part 2. In Part 1, Roger models a kinesthetically-based process for teaching the piece through movement and active listening. In Part 2 you will see how to transfer the BP to hand drums and rhythm sticks, creating a nice contrast of timbres when performed in canon. He also models the process for notating the rhythm of this piece with your students. They have learned the piece through rote, body-based process. Now they can demonstrate their understanding through notation and the building of literacy skills. (In the film, Roger says incorrect numbers.)
This lesson will take a couple of classes to get through. We think your students are going to enjoy this one. Have some fun!
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