Teach Music Reading with Boomwhackers

Themes and Variations

SKU: 345-D

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

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 Table of Contents:

1.  Rhythm Challenge 1 28.  Rhythm Challenge 6
2. Rhythm Challenge 2 29.  Rhythm Game
3. Rhythm Game 30.  I've a Car
Worksheet 1 - Staff 31.  Kookaburra
Worksheet 2 - Letter Names 32.  Rhythm Challenge 7
4. Let's Play CDEFG 33.  Rhythm Game
5. Practice CDEFG 34.  Funga Alafia
6. Mix Them Up! 35.  Stella Ella
7. More Mix-Ups! 36.  Rhythm Challenge 8
8. Step it up! 37.  Ode to Joy
9. Skip It! 38.  From the New World
10. Rhythm Challenge 3 39.  Birch Tree
11. Jingle Bells 40.  Hey Lidee
12.  Introduce A 41. Soft Kitty
13. Jolly Old St Nicholas 42. Frere Jacques
14. Twinkle Twinkle 43. Lightly Row
15. Whistle Daughter 44. Rhythm Challenge 9
16. Old Blue 45. One Bottle of Pop
17. Oh When The Saints 46. This Old Man
18. Go Tell Aunt Rhody 47. Shortnin Bread
19. Introduce B 48. Chatter With The Angels
20. Scary B 49. Ho Ho Watanay
21. Rhythm Challenge 4 50. This Little Light
22. Rhythm Game 51. Old Brass Wagon
23. Biddy Biddy 52. Sarasponda
24. Introduce High C 53. Chumbara
25. Liza Jane 54. Chopsticks
26. Rhythm Challenge 5 55. Chopsticks Duet
27. Morning Compose Yourself
Mad Minutes 1 - 2 


Audio: Biddy Biddy
Audio: Skip It
Audio: Oh When The Saints
Book: Teach Music Reading with Boomwhackers