Monday, October 16, 2017

Body Percussion

In many music classes, we use body percussion (snapping, clapping, patting or stamping) with our activities. Sometimes it is used with a speech arrangement or a song; sometimes it stands alone just as a body percussion piece. We use it to keep the beat or as accompaniment. Sometimes the students have to come up with their own 4 or 8 beat patterns or ostinatos. Sometimes we might even add movement. 

Here is a fabulous example of a choir using body percussion and movement to enhance their piece. The Gondwana Voices is Australia’s national choir for treble singers aged 10-17. Check out this video!

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