Let's Drum!

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Here's a group of exercises designed to introduce a group or class to the rhythm, as well as the basic sounds of a drum, bass and tone. Individuals investigate different types of drums and form drum circles to practice traditional rhythms.

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Classroom Considerations

  • Designed as an introductory session
  • The lesson is built upon the premise that the room is filled with drums from many cultures and that the instructor is aware of not only the composition of the drum but also of the culture that produced these instruments
Pros

  • No prior knowledge is required for the activities
  • The packet includes a description of eight different games that can be used to reinforce the concepts taught
Cons

  • The plan requires a collection of different types of drums
  • The activities require each participant to have an instrument