(Grades 2-3) · Percussion Ensembles for Young Musicians
Written specifically for second- and third-grade students, Behind Bars will get your intermediate students behind those barred instruments, playing music designed for entry-level ensembles. The sophisticated simplicity of these short pieces will enable your students to master them quickly and successfully, but that's just the beginning. Once your students have gained confidence playing basic patterns and harmonies, Mari Schay opens the door to arranging and helps you guide your students to creating performance-length pieces. A performance CD is included for your reference.
Contents: Making Ensembles Work · Teaching Suggestions · We Have Fun · My Friend · Up & Down Round: Basic Version · I Love the Rhythm · Progress · Boom-Boom-a-Whack · Here Comes the Train Down the Track · Wind in the Trees · Prowling at Night · Bongo · Up & Down Round: Advanced Version.