The Liberty Bell

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Snare drum, Cymbal, African Drums, Tambourines, Woodblocks, Triangles

Actions and Signs

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’.  After much rehearsal, a student will be able take on the role of conductor of the ensemble, as demonstrated in the samples below.

Drum, drum, drum, drum, Shake the tamborine

Shake… HIT! {tambourine}

Ting, ting, ting, ting, STOP! {triangle}

Wood, wood, wood {woodblock}