Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can hold sticks correctly when drumming
  • I can read, play and compose quarter and eighth note rhythms
  • I can alternate hands on different parts of the bucket

Teaching Procedure

1 Review how to hold sticks

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.

2 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.

3 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.

4 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.

5 Play Exercise 1 with music.

Play Exercise 1 with this music.

Count 16 beats before you start playing.

6 Practice Exercise 2 - Top and Rim

Practice Exercise 2 - Top and Rim

7 Play Exercise 2: Top and Rim with music

Play Exercise 2: Top and Rim with music

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

Repeat until the music ends.

8 Practice Exercise 3: Top and Click

Practice Exercise 3: Top and Click

At the end of this exercise, you play both hands at the same time on the sides of the bucket.

9 Play Exercise 3 with Music: Top and Click

Play Exercise 3 with Music: Top and Click

At the end of this exercise, you play both hands at the same time on the sides of the bucket.

Count 16 beats before you start to play.

10 Practice Exercise 4: A Beat Apart

Practice Exercise 4

11 Play Exercise 4 with Music:

Play Exercise 4 with Music:

Count 16 beats before you start to play.

12 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.

Use quarter and eighth notes in your piece.

Play your piece with any of the audio selections above.

13 Assessment Ideas

Your teacher will tell you what to send as assessment.

14 Music IS Literacy

Parents, Teachers and Administration:

Music education is important for children.

Whether in class or at home, keep our children singing, playing, moving, listening and creating music!