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!

Intended Grades: Grade 2-5

Materials Included

Print Book + Download Edition - $35
- Printed Book
- Digital Book PDF
- Audio MP3
- PowerPoints
Download Edition - $30
- Digital Book PDF
- Audio MP3
- PowerPoints

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Table of Contents

1.       Rhythm Challenge 1
2.       Rhythm Challenge 2
3.       Rhythm Game
Worksheet 1 - Staff
Worksheet 2 - Letter Names
4.       Let’s Play CDEFG
5.       Practice CDEFG
6.       Mix Them Up!
7.       More Mix-Ups!
8.       Step it up!
9.       Skip It!
10.   Rhythm Challenge 3
11.   Jingle Bells
12.   Introduce A
13.   Jolly Old St Nicholas
14.   Twinkle, Twinkle
15.   Whistle, Daughter, Whistle
16.   Old Blue
17.   Oh, When the Saints
18.   Go Tell Aunt Rhody

19.   Introduce B
20.   Scary B
21.   Rhythm Challenge 4
22.   Rhythm Game
23.   Biddy Biddy
24.   Introduce High C
25.   Liza Jane
26.   Rhythm Challenge 5
27.   Morning
28.   Rhythm Challenge 6
29.   Rhythm Game
30.   I’ve a Car
31.   Kookaburra
32.   Rhythm Challenge 7
33.   Rhythm Game
34.   Funga Alafia
35.   Stella Ella Olla
36.   Rhythm Challenge 8
37.   Ode to Joy
38.   From the New World

39.   Birch Tree
40.   Hey Lidee
41.   Soft Kitty
42.   Frère Jacques
43.   Lightly Row
44.   Rhythm Challenge 9
45.   One Bottle of Pop
46.   This Old Man
47.   Shortnin' Bread
48.   Chatter with the Angels
49.   This Little Light
50.   Old Brass Wagon
51.   Sarasponda
52.   Chumbara
53.   Chopsticks
54.   Chopsticks Duet
Compose Yourself
Mad Minutes 1 - 2


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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