Saturday, April 17, 2010
First Grade Week 2 -- How Drums Work
This week in first grade music we focused on drums -- how they can classified as membranophones -- drums with skin heads such as the kettle drum in the photo and idiophones -- drums and other percussion where the instrument itself is what vibrates to produce sound. We also talked about how drums likely developed in hunter/gatherer cultures. It wasn't all science in history, however. The kids learned two songs they seemed to have a lot of fun with -- "Everybody Born in ___________ Skip Around" and "Apples, Peaches, Pears and Plums."
Homework -- Complete Membranophone/Idiophone Worksheet