Resources For Teaching Percussion in the Music Classroom

Music Classrooms can often have loads of percussion instruments laying around. The question is what do you do with them all? Sure, you can play simple rhythms and percussion grids with them, but what do you do beyond this when your students are ready toRead more…

Students learning tuned percussion in the classroom?

To help students understand how timpani can be tuned, demonstrate the effect of membrane tension on pitch. With a coffee can drum (see lessons on Untuned Percussion), you can often vary the tension of the skin by simply pressing or pulling at the edges ofRead more…

Xylophones, Marimbas and Glockenspiels in the music classroom

To help students understand how timpani can be tuned, demonstrate the effect of membrane tension on pitch. With a coffee can drum (see lessons on Untuned Percussion), pull on the edges of the drumhead to put varying degrees of tension on it, while a studentRead more…

Learning about tuned percussion in the music class

here is a few fairly simple ideas for creating music lesson plans about percussion instruments. To help students understand how timpani can be tuned, demonstrate the effect of membrane tension on pitch. With a simple home made drum, you can often vary the tension ofRead more…

Lesson planning ideas all about tuned percussion

here is a few ideas for creating a music lesson plan about percussion instruments. To help students understand how timpani can be tuned, demonstrate the effect of membrane tension on pitch. With a simple home made drum, pull on the edges of the drumhead toRead more…