Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Making Music - Drums

This week's music class moved us away from string instruments and on to percussion. I think this was the class that most of the kids were waiting for, and it didn't disappoint.

The instructor was fabulous. Introducing the kids to musical notation - quarter note, half note, eighth note, and how to count them. Then the clapping and foot tapping began as the children had to clap out a pattern. Each pattern got more difficult adding in both feet and hands. As the children mastered a pattern a few of them would get to try to play the pattern on the drum set or bongos.

Above Hannah gets a helping hand on her pattern. It really is a lot harder than it looks.

But by the smile I think you can tell she had a great time even if she wasn't quite in rhythm.

Next up was Sarah. You could see her counting trying hard to follow the pattern.

And then both girls got a turn at the bongos. I think they would agree that the bongos were easier than the drum set - no feet to worry about.

That's it for this week. Tune in next week to see how the guitar class went. Until then keep making music.

1 comment:

  1. These classes seem so awsome. Great job to all the kids for trying everyting!!


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