Friday, May 25, 2012

Making Percussion Instruments from Clay

Percussion is probably the oldest of all the instrumental groups.  It has been used to accompany dancing, ceremonies and battle since prehistoric days.  Historically, several percussive instruments have been made from materials such as wooden bowls or frames, bells, blocks of wood or stone which ring when hit. Percussion actually means two bodies coming together forcibly.  The two bodies might meet gently or slide against one another to create a sound. 

In Many countries throughout the world, percussive instruments are used to create beautiful music.

Online Activities:
Musical House for Young Children
Caillou Magic Keyboard
Africa for Kids:  Thumb Piano Tunes
Freaky Frank's Music Machine
Interactive Percussion Instruments
Mood Music from BBC
Let's Make Music:  Interactive Games and Activities

Lesson Plan:
Percussive Pods @ DickBlick

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