In today's special Friday edition of music, the students learned to re-interpret the songs they wrote last week as percussion pieces -- first using body percussion -- clapping and slapping (and grunting) and then in combination with untuned percussion instruments such as a drums, bells, guiros and shakeres. The results were fun...and exhausting at least for me.
Homework -- create a percussion composition based on the rhythm of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." Use three different instruments and be sure and make the patterns different. If I have a chance I will put up some audio clips of the instruments you can use, so be sure and check back.