From Themes & Variation
by Denise Gagne
Denise Gagne’s popular collection Composing With BoomwhackersÆ contains songs, activities, and reproducible worksheets and templates for teaching children to compose with BoomwhackersÆ. Activities involving improvisation, rhythm, form, poetry orchestration, 3-note melodies, pentatonic melodies, and diatonic melodies lead to writing your own poem and melody. This method also works well with recorders and Orff instruments and comes with a Performance/Accompaniment CD.