Teach And Play African Drums (book/DVD)
- Autore Mike Simpson
Publisher : Rhinegold Education
The six pieces in this book represent an exciting and varied selection of music from across the African continent, from traditional djembe drumming and gumboot dancing to a Senegalese pop song. Each piece is broken down into clear and simple steps that show you how to build up the music gradually with your class. Combined with the accompanying DVD – which contains over 60 short clips of the author and a group of KS3 students demonstrating all of the instruments and patterns to each piece.
The six pieces are supplemented with valuable background information about the music and culture, cross-curricular projects, composing ideas, advice on assessment and guidance on teaching whole-class world-music ensembles. The material has been designed primarily for use with KS2 and KS3 classes, but the addition of higher-ability parts for each piece means the book can be tailored easily to KS4 as well.