Bucket Drumming Lesson 2

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can hold sticks correctly when drumming
  • I can read, play and compose quarter and eighth note rhythms

Teaching Procedure

1 Review the Introduction to Bucket Drumming

Review the Introduction to Bucket Drumming

1. What you can use for a bucket or sticks
2. How to hold the sticks
3. Parts of the bucket
4. Beginning exercises on the bucket

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2 Review how to hold sticks

Find something to use for sticks and something to use for a bucket.

You can use drumsticks, dowels, or even wooden spoons for sticks.

You could use a 5 gallon bucket, an ice cream bucket, or even a cardboard box.

3 Review the parts of the bucket.

Review the parts of the bucket.

You can play the sides, top, and rim of the bucket.

And you can click your sticks.

4 View how parts of the bucket transfer to the staff.

View how parts of the bucket transfer to the staff.

The top line of the staff is for clicks.

The next line down is the rim of the bucket. Play on the forward part of the rim.

The next line down is for the top of the bucket.

bottom line of the staff is the side of the bucket.

5 Practice this exercise on all parts of the bucket.

Practice this exercise on all parts of the bucket.

When you are confident playing this, try it with the music that follows.

6 Play Exercise 1 with music.

Play Exercise 1 with this music.

Count 16 beats before you start playing.

7 Practice Exercise 2: Sides and Top

Practice Exercise 2: Sides and Top

8 Play Exercise 2: Sides and Top with music

Play Exercise 2: Sides and Top with music.

Listen to the music for 16-32 beats before beginning so you feel the beat.

Repeat until the music ends.

9 Practice Exercise 3: Rim and Click

Practice Exercise 3: Rim and Click

10 Play Exercise 3: Rim and Click with the music

Play Exercise 3: Rim and Click with the music

Listen to at least 16 beats of music before you start playing.

11 Practice Exercise 4: Top and Rim

Practice Exercise 4: Top and Rim

12 Play Exercise 4: Top and Rim with Music

Play Exercise 4: Top and Rim with Music

Listen to at least 16 beats of music before you start playing.

13 Practice Exercise 4: Top and Click

Practice Exercise 4: Top and Click

14 Play Exercise 4: Top and Click with the music

Play Exercise 4: Top and Click with the music

Listen to at least 16 beats before you start to play.

15 Compose your own bucket drum piece using at least 2 parts of the bucket.

Compose your own bucket drum piece using at least 2 parts of the bucket.

Play your piece with any of the audio selections above.

16 Optional Assessment

17 Music IS Literacy