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Mallet Madness

A collection of engaging units for using mallet instruments and drums in the music classroom

By Artie Almeida

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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.

  • Introduction 
  • Instrument Setup 
  • Sample Floor Plans 
  • The Rotation 
  • Before You Begin: A Few Reminders 
  • Music and Literature Connections Suggestions 
  • Pentatonic Scales 
  • Getting Started: Tips for Success 
  • Warmups (K-6) 
  • Body Director (K-6) 
  • Notes and Rests (1-6) 
  • Crazy Eights (3-6) 
  • Instrument Hopscotch (3-6) 
  • Pease Porridge (2-6) 
  • 1-2 Buckle My Shoe (K-3) 
  • Jack and Jill (K-6) 
  • 2-4-6-8 (2-6) 
  • Walk the Dog (K-3) 
  • Fuzzy Wuzzy (3-6) 
  • Peanut Butter Pie (3-6) 
  • The Respect Rap (2-6) 
  • Icka Backa Boo (2-4) 
  • Melodic Explorations: Direction and Register (K-6) 
  • Up and Down in Mallet Town (K-6) 
  • C Scale Explorations (2-6) 
  • Little Bunny Foo Foo (K-3) 
  • Wee Willie Winkie (K-4) 
  • The Grand Old Duke of York (K-6) 
  • Chinese Ribbon Dance (3-6) 
  • Aleatoric Music (K-6) 
  • Listen to the Glockenspiels (2-6) 
  • Borduns (2-6) 
  • Jump Frog Jump (K-2) 
  • Mortimer (K-3) 
  • In the Tall Tall Grass (K-3) 
  • Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop (K-3) 
  • Rumble in the Jungle (K-6) 
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly (K-3) 
  • Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day (1-4) 
  • Caps for Sale (1-4) 
  • Old Black Fly (1-4) 
  • There Were Ten in the Bed (1-4) 

Mallet Madness

A collection of engaging units for using mallet instruments and drums in the music classroom

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  • December 02, 2012 Mallet Madness

    This book is super. The pupils really like the work in the book as it's all fun! Good flashcards. ~Can be used with primary 1-7 - just take out of it what you wish!

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