Keep Them Playing! Alternative Resources Session

Description

This special presentation led by Music Direct Ltd.’s Don Closson was featured at the Saskatchewan Music Conference. Please click here for our Youtube video session!. For timestamps see below.

This session focuses on many types of resources for a wide variety of grade levels from K-12. It will be of interest to those teachers who cannot play band (or sing) and those who can play but with restrictions, such as social distancing, and who must look at smaller, reduced arrangements (such as chamber music or flex band arrangements) as they cannot fit the entire band or choir in one room.

This Reading Session will offer ideas for elementary music teachers, band teachers, choir teachers, and anyone who finds themselves pivoting to new ideas and strategies in the wake of COVID-19.

Alternative resources in a variety of levels will be featured, including bucket drumming, body percussion, boomwhackers, percussion ensembles of many kinds, theory and history, chamber music collections, flex band and more!

TIMESTAMPS

Body Percussion – 05:06

Noveltysicles – 09:00

Rock Trap – William Schinstine – 11:18

Ultimate Body Percussion Workout – Murray Houliff – 13:13


Bucket Drumming – 15:41

The Bucket Book – Mark Birrows – 16:13

Bucket Blast – Tom Anderson – 17:54

Blast Off Series: Bucket Worx – 20:26


Boomwhackers – 22:50

Boomin’ the Basics – Tom Anderson – 23:13

Boomsicles – 25:35

Boom Crackers – Chris Crockarell – 28:17


Percussion Ensembles – 31:07

Novelty Jamz – Lamar Burkhalter – 31:55

Beat Blast – Tom Anderson – 35:07

Novelty Jamz Too! – 37:52

Noveltysicles – 39:46

Leopard Percussion – 43:10

Cupla Cups – John Hearne – 46:05

Sicles Series – 49:03

World Music Drumming – Will Schmid. – 51:44

Practice Pad and sticks and Count Me In (basic) – 57:10

Snare Drum Play Along and Pad Book (more advanced) – 58:07


Games – 59:42


Theory, History – 1:00:46

Alfred’s Essentials of Music Theory –1:01:11

Alfred’s Essentials of Jazz Theory –1:02:00

Practical Theory, Master Theory – 1:02:19

Theory and History books – 1:02:33

Excellence in Theory books – 1:02:54


Leadership Activities – 1:03:08

Pathway to Success – 1:03:24

Sound Leadership by Scott Lang – 1:04:05

Video of Leadership authors – 1:04:35


The remaining part of the session reflects resources for bands that can play.

Flexible Ensembles – 1:05:41

Speed Dating video! – 1:07:51

Flexible Ensembles – more advanced level – 1:09:40


Flex Band – 1:10:46

Hal Leonard Flex Band title – Korean Folk Rhapsody – 1:15:22

Barnhouse Flex Band title – Tailspin – 1:16:51


Jazz Ensembles – 1:18:02


New Christmas Flexible Ensembles – 1:23:48