In this lesson you will

review “Mango Walk”

– try playing an ostinato with the song

– create a new ostinato and try it

– Watch Mr. Anderson’s video on the steel drum

Do Body Percussion Lesson #7

Review Lesson #6 and Create your own body percussion. using ideas from lesson 6 and 7.

Supporting Resources

Objectives

  • I can create and play an ostinato
  • I can tell how notes are played in the steel pan orchestra
  • I can perform and create body percussion

Teaching Procedure

1 Review the song, "Mango Walk"

Review the song, "Mango Walk"

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2 Find something at home to use for an instrument.

Find something at home to use for an instrument.
For this song, shakers would work well.

For Woods - use two wooden spoons
For Metals - use two spoons, or a cookie sheet and spoon
For shakes/scrapes - fill small containers with rice, macaroni or small beads
For drums - find a bucket or a large bowl

3 Create an ostinato to play with "Mango Walk"

Create an ostinato to play with "Mango Walk"

An ostinato is a pattern that repeats.

Try clapping, playing or patting this ostinato while you listen to "Four White Horses"
ta ti-ti ta ta
Create your own ostinato and play it on an instrument with the song.

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4 Watch a video about the steel pan orchestra

Watch a video about the steel pan orchestra.

Mr. Anderson explains what the different instruments in the steel pan orchestra are,
how they are played, and where the steel pan orchestra came from.

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5 Do the Body Percussion Lesson #7 - Ode to Joy

Do the Body Percussion Lesson #7 - Ode to Joy

Replay the video as needed to learn the sequence.

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6 Review the Body Percussion Lesson #6

Review the Body Percussion Lesson #6

Fast forward the video if you remember all the steps.

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7 Create your own body percussion sequence and perform with the audio track

Create your own body percussion sequence and perform with the audio track

Use movements from both Lesson 6 and 7.

You could start by doing the sequences for Lesson 6 or 7, then adding your own ideas.

Try performing with the audio track