Mallet Madness (A collection of engaging units for using mallet instruments and drums in the music classroom). Composed by Artie Almeida. For Orff instrument(s), mallet percussion. Collection. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.30-2187H).
Grades K-6 * From master teacher Artie Almeida comes this exciting collection of over thirty activities for mallet percussion instruments and drums that will energize your classroom. "Mallet Madness" uses songs, poems, music & literature connections, and reproducible flashcards to promote learning in the concept areas of beat, rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and expressive qualities. Thanks to its unique rotation system, your students will play all of the mallet percussion instruments in your classroom, as well as many of the non-pitched instruments. Suggestions for adapting the activities for use in classrooms with few, or even no, mallet instruments are also given. Whether presented as a unit or spread over a semester or school year, your students will love "Mallet Madness" and you will love the skills and musicality they develop during these lessons. And don't forget the interactive CD-ROMs, available for both Promethean and SMART software, which also include PowerPoint sides.