Junkyard ensembles are popular today because they are engaging, relevant, and employ styles that are familiar and motivating to students. This book includes 6 easy junkyard ensembles that are perfect for classroom music classes and instrumental groups. Performance notes for each piece explain style characteristics and playing techniques. Preparatory...
Written specifically for young players to reinforce basic techniques and foster independence, this exciting introduction to the powerful Japanese taiko drumming style features common instruments. True to that great drumming tradition, the piece is punctuated at climactic moments by players shouting single syllables in unison.
Introduce your students to the unique music of India with this spirited piece using rhythm figures drawn from both traditional and popular music styles. In a half dozen places, a unison vocal chant that replaces the instrumental activity for one or two measures makes a memorable impression on listeners.
This grade 3-4 collection contains 10 snare drum solos that reinforce rudiments and other fundamentals in styles from around the world. Perfect for contest, recital and festivals, each solo includes performance notes and incorporates techniques from Cuba, Tahiti, East Africa, Japan, India, Middle East, West Africa, Ireland, Brazil and the United States.