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fabulous – thanks for being willing to share at no cost – have you done a jazz song with tuned percussion? would love to see that for elementary students? or know where I can get one that isn’t too hard?
A couple of ideas off the top of my head: start with a blues song (see my group of blues songs) and put the kids in 3 groups of barred instruments of chords: I, IV, V. I should write it out one of these days! Also, do a google search for “jazz Orff.” There are some good books, but in have found them to be a little challenging for my kids. Good luck!
I use boomwhackers for the 12-bar blues. My 2nd graders were able to see the colored chords I wrote on the board and they knew what colors to play with. It was great! This site has helped me a lot as a resource for great age-appropriate songs for my music class lessons. Thanks for sharing, Beth!
Thank you for sharing your great boomwhacker idea! I’m so glad you are finding things on my site to help you!