The Liberty Bell

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The Liberty Bell
Instruments: Snare drum, Cymbal, African Drums, Tambourines, Woodblocks, Triangles

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In the following arrangements for drums and hand percussion, students must play different instruments at different times. Maintaining their individual parts and resisting the temptation to just play along with everyone else is a real challenge for many learners with special needs. Careful explanations that stimulate and prompt memory will be fundamental to the teaching of these arrangements. They are to be spoken in the rhythm they are played. For example: ‘drum, drum, drum, drum, shake the tambourine’, ‘shake……. HIT!’, ‘ting, ting, ting, stop’ and ‘wood, wood, wood, woodblock’.  After much rehearsal, a student will be able take on the role of conductor of the ensemble.

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SHAKE THE TAMBORINE!