The Music Box

Play That Percussion!

May 14, 2020

Percussion instruments are anything you can hit, shake, or scrape — which means they can be a LOT of fun to play! We’ll learn about the two main categories of percussion instruments, we’ll play a game to tell them apart, and there might even be some dancing, too.

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Featured musical excerpts:
Djembe solo by Master Drummer M’Bemba Bangoura
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)  - Steel Pan cover played by Jonathan Scales
Legend of Zelda - Main Theme on marimba
Die
Glocke :: 12 Pieces for Glockenspiel [Part 1] by Brett William Dietz
Work (Rihanna) - Steel pan cover played by Keishaun Julien
Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988, Variation 1 a 1, performed by Glenn Gould
Djembe Solo by Laurent Camara
Send Me On My Way - Rusted Root

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**National Standards incorporated:
Listening to, analyzing, and describing music
Understanding music in relation to history and culture

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Additional resources:

Music with Ms. Faith: Hair, Hair and More Hair!
Music with Ms. Faith: All About Drums
Wave Drum Tutorial

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