Teach Music Reading with Boomwhackers

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You’ve had sets of Boomwhackers® forever, but what do you do with them? In this resource, Denise takes you through a sequential process that will help your students in Grades 2-5 learn to read rhythms, melodies, and chords.

There are 55 musical examples for students to play, with fun accompaniment tracks. To make this really easy to teach, we’ve included a PowerPoint formatted to be easy to read, of both Kids Notes (letter names shown on the note) and Colored Boomwhacker notation. To teach about chords, we’ve included a chords projectable. The audio files are embedded in the PowerPoint. The teacher’s guide includes worksheets to introduce the staff, letter names, composition, and mad minutes as well as notes on how to teach music reading using Boomwhackers.  This resource is classroom-tested and is a great way to introduce reading notation to your elementary music students!

Resource Index

  • Rhythm Challenge 1
  • Rhythm Challenge 2
  • Rhythm Game
  • Worksheet 1 - Staff
  • Worksheet 2 - Letter Names
  • Let’s Play CDEFG
  • Practice CDEFG
  • Mix Them Up!
  • More Mix-Ups!
  • Step it up!
  • Skip It!
  • Rhythm Challenge 3
  • Jingle Bells
  • Introduce A
  • Jolly Old St Nicholas
  • Twinkle, Twinkle
  • Whistle, Daughter, Whistle
  • Old Blue
  • Oh, When the Saints
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  • Introduce B
  • Scary B
  • Rhythm Challenge 4
  • Rhythm Game
  • Biddy Biddy
  • Introduce High C
  • Liza Jane
  • Rhythm Challenge 5
  • Morning
  • Rhythm Challenge 6
  • Rhythm Game
  • I’ve a Car
  • Kookaburra
  • Rhythm Challenge 7
  • Rhythm Game
  • Funga Alafia
  • Stella Ella Olla
  • Rhythm Challenge 8
  • Ode to Joy
  • From the New World
  • Birch Tree
  • Hey Lidee
  • Soft Kitty
  • Frère Jacques
  • Lightly Row
  • Rhythm Challenge 9
  • One Bottle of Pop
  • This Old Man
  • Shortnin' Bread
  • Chatter with the Angels
  • This Little Light
  • Old Brass Wagon
  • Sarasponda
  • Chumbara
  • Chopsticks
  • Chopsticks Duet
  • Compose Yourself
  • Mad Minutes 1 - 2

Materials Included

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- Digital Book PDF
- Audio MP3
- PowerPoints
Download Edition - $30
- Digital Book PDF
- Audio MP3
- PowerPoints

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Book: Teach Music Reading with Boomwhackers
Audio: 1. Rhythm Challenge 1
Audio: 3. Rhythm Game
Audio: 25. Liza Jane
PowerPoint: Teach Music Reading with Boomwhackers

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