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The Body Electric

A Symphony of Sounds for Body Percussion

By Mark Burrows

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Body percussion - Grade 2-6
A Symphony of Sounds for Body Percussion. Composed by Mark Burrows. Book and listening CD. Heritage Music Press #30/2181H. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.30-2181H).

Item Number: LO.30-2181H

The Body Electric celebrates the music inside us while exploring ways to express this music using the greatest instruments of all--our bodies. Part handy reference, part idea-generator, this collection is all fun as it introduces a self-contained instrumentarium that is convenient, inexpensive, physical, adaptable, self-affirming, educational, and, most of all, fun. An overview of and targeted examples for a variety of body, vocal and mouth sounds are included within the first two sections; great to teach the basics and to help student internalize rhythmic concepts. The last section includes songs that employ various combinations of all the introduced sounds. Reproducible student parts are included, as is a CD with helpful performance models of the sounds and pieces.

  • Making Rain 
  • Palmas 
  • Body Percussion Solos 
  • Body Percussion - West African 
  • Pat-a cake 
  • Sing Whistle and Hum - Melody Matters 
  • Lip Pops and Tongue Clicks 
  • Alpha-beat Soup 
  • Beatbox Solos 
  • Group Beatbox 
  • Poetry Slam - How Doth the Little Crocodile 
  • Sound Machine 
  • Barnyard Bash 
  • Salutation Samba 
  • Planet Jam 
  • Body Percussion - Cuban 
  • I Hear America Singing 
  • The Body Electric 
  • A Picture Paints a Thousand Words 
  • Classic Poems for Younger Children 
  • Classic Poems for Older Children 
  • Making Popcorn 
  • Alpha-beats 
  • Imitation Fascination