by Cathy Blair
Stomp, Boom, Blast! - Creating Music With Everyday "Stuff"
What fun! Using the concept from the hit show Stomp, these clever pieces feature items like rulers, staplers, wastebaskets, pencil sharpeners, and other common classroom "stuff" to create unique rhythmic soundscapes. The pieces may be taught by rote or by using the parts included to help your students build rhythmic independence. Most of the titles may be learned quickly and make a great way to start or end a class. These compositions are also the perfect change of pace for any concert or performance and are guaranteed to be student and audience favorites! A CD with optional accompaniment "effects" is included. (Grades 3-6)
Pots And Pans And Spoons, Oh My! - Making Music With Found Sounds
Cathy Blair is at it again with this follow-up to the best-selling Stomp, Boom, Blast!. Utilizing everything from water bottles to empty wastebaskets to whisks, and, of course, pots and pans and spoons, the music in this collection will help build your students' rhythmic independence and sense of constant tempo, and improve their counting skills. Most of the pieces can be taught by rote, or by using the reproducible student parts. And the included CD features optional accompaniments as well as several performance models. It's a whimsical change of pace for use in your classroom or concert program! (Grades 3-6)