Different percussion techniques are used on the body (claps, feet, snaps, etc. It allows the exploration of different rhythms without the need for instruments or written music. Do your online or in person socially distanced lessons need a little spicing up? Students can clap, snap, stomp, pat or click. Do you have an idea to share? Wonderful lesson! What a blessing! This is a group exercise whereby the rhythm is passed from person to person in the circle. Rhythmical group exercises are important and hugely beneficial, because each player is forced to be very precise, and to learn his/her own part against the rest of the group. Teach Major Ltd. All rights reserved. I’m really glad to hear it’s been useful. Ollie Tunmer of Beat Goes On has some fun ideas using body percussion (no sharing!) It is the perfect solution for schools that want to incorporate more music in their lesson planning. Body percussion is such a great way to introduce children to music, especially for schools that don’t have access to many musical resources! Clapping, dancing and speaking should also be used as a way of sensing rhythm. Their classes were percussion and with trying to avoid using instruments, this is a brilliant way of covering so much, and I can see how it can lead to notation – both graphic and western standard. Body percussion is based around the musical concepts of Beat, Rhythm and Tempo, offering new, and experienced pupils a great way explore these skills in a practical and accessible way. Body beat activities also work well if you are needing a quick activity to end your class. So body percussion uses drumming on the body, stamping, rhythmic speech and finger snaps. © 2020 Teaching With Orff. For more than 9 years he has been dedicated to promoting body percussion in Costa Rica and many other countries through workshops and trainings. He woke us up! The videos were made possible through a grant from the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union and the Goethe-Institut who funded the East African Global Music Campus (EAGMC) which took place in 2017/18 in Addis Abeba in Ethiopia with participants from Music Schools and Academies in Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. How do percussion instruments work? The workings of percussion instruments are simple enough. This course is to share with you this invaluable treasure =). So you will have hands (2 claps) against feet (3 steps). Sign Up for latest Orff Tips, Lesson plans and advocacy tools. For any further enquiries re online workshops, PD and my body percussion book ‘Body Beats’, please visit http://www.beatgoeson.co.uk . This type of exercise can be put into group practice: It is very important to not just perform the rhythmic exercises with the body, but to also be able to individually recite or count them aloud. A unique combination of education, trans-cultural research and worldwide network, Modulating between 3 against 4 and 4 against 3. experiencing and understanding polyrhythms, as an individual or in groups, thus expanding one’s “rhythmic horizons”, and. It is possible to reduce any rhythm to a combination of twos and threes. Thank you for providing movement lessons that I can do in the limited space in their regular classrooms. Never a “dead bar!”. Whether or not you have a music room full of instruments: It can be beneficial to strip back to the basics and provide your pupils with musical skills they can practice outside of the classroom with no resources needed. I am SO grateful for this quality and instructional video that is also tons of fun! You’ll get three Ta’s or, in other words, three groups of two (TaKeTaKeTaKe). We would love to check it out and add it to our resources. So instead of counting groups of two like this: Ta Ke, Ta Ke, Ta Ke… En dicho viaje, realizó estudios sobre etnomúsica y una amplia investigación y trabajo de campo en las islas de Bali, Java y Sumatra; estudiando las prácticas de percusión corporal presentes en las diferentes tribus.