Sunday, February 6, 2011

2nd Grade Week 4 & 5 -- Gourd Drums

Without a doubt, one of my favorite all time music projects is the making of the gourd drums, and not only because it is one of the longest running parts of my music program. Everything I believe about the importance to giving children a hands on experience in music. In the first of two lessons devoted to construction, the students paint their gourd drum shells. I tell them that each of the gourds is like them -- unique and special. This is even more true once the painting is done.

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