Looking for fun ideas for Boomwhackers for the Music Classroom?

New editions now available – including complete step-by-step lesson plans

Content in the Boomwhacker Beatz Program:

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Eight Warmup Animations

These are great fun little pieces, which students can play with little or no musical knowledge. The children divide into groups, each with a different color boomwhacker, and simply play their pattern when their character appears on the screen.

They first learn the rhythm patterns, which are very easy because they are based on carefully constructed word patterns which match the rhythm played.

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Five Performance Pieces

These are notated on the screen, but when you are teaching you don’t even really have to refer to it very much. The pieces can all be learned aurally, just having the notation on screen as a reference.

They are fun to play along with, and can even be performed in school concerts!

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Four Games

These games are designed to improve children’s aural knowledge and awareness, plus build on general musicianship knowledge.

 

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Ten Composition Activities

Composition is a major part of just about every curriculum around the world, as it should be. It is essential that we build creative skills in children for the 21st century, and this program is an easy and fun way to do this.

Building on the skills they learn in the warmups and performance pieces, they can then order their characters and musical notation symbols to create their own music.

Now available in two editions:

Songs and Games Edition

Includes all the activities listed above, in an easy to use, ready to go computer program, which will run on windows or Mac computers.

Curriculum Edition

Includes everything in the ‘songs and games’ edition PLUS step by step lesson plans and customizable lessons in ActiveInspire and SMARTnotebook formats, plus a lot more bonus discussion slides and related music theory activities.

 

 

Bonus Material in the Curriculum Edition:

Step by step lesson plans for ten lessons.

We have laid it all out for you – simply load up one of the individual ActiveInspire or SMARTNotebook lessons and click through in order. Each activity is explained in detail, and there is even a training video to help you get started.

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Extra whiteboard slides for musicianship in every lesson.

Its essential that we relate the theory and musicianship elements of music to the practical elements, so we have included extra whiteboard slides to develop essential musical knowledge in every lesson.

We have made these deliberately very flexible, so you can use whatever terminology and teaching methods suit you and your teaching situation.

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What technology do I need?

No, you don’t need an interactive whiteboard. You can use one if you wish, but all you really need is a computer (either a PC or a mac), and a projector or a large screen so the children can see the animations. An interactive whiteboard is ideal for some of the composition activities, but it works equally well without it.

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‘Songs and Games’ Edition
Instant download and delivery on CD-ROM


$39.95 USD

includes instant online access and delivery on CD-ROM


‘Curriculum’ Edition
Instant download and delivery on DVD-ROM


$79.95 USD

includes instant online access and delivery on CD-ROM


 

Boomwhackers are a registered trademark of Rhythm Band Instruments, LLC. Fort Worth, Texas, USA
The Boomwhacker Beatz program is copyright by the Fun Music Company Pty Ltd, of Adelaide, Australia.