Bells,Boomwhackers,Glockenspiel,Handbell,Handchime,Orff Instrument,Ukulele,Xylophone - Level 1 - Digital Download
By Sharon Wilson. By Traditional. Arranged by Sharon Wilson and Sharon Wilson Music. Children,Folk,Praise & Worship,Sacred,Spiritual. 22 pages. Sharon Wilson #6642761. Published by Sharon Wilson (A0.569900).
This sheet music is notated for 13-note (one octave, C to C chromatic scale) instruments with Handbells
on one staff and Boomwhackers®
on a second staff creating an instrumental ensemble (requires one set of each instrument). Handbells play the melody while the Boomwhackers® keep a steady beat with three-note chords.
Included in this set of scores is a combined score with both instrument parts on a grand staff plus a separate score for each instrument. A note and chord reference chart is also provided. To aid in the learning and teaching of this song or for use with other instruments (such as a Ukulele), chord names are included on the Boomwhackers® staff and score. Lyrics are provided on the Handbells staff and score for sing along enjoyment or when using this arrangement as the accompaniment for a unison choir.
In addition, a complete set of scores for 3 ringers and 3 whackers is provided. Though there are multiple combinations for the number of ringers and whackers needed for any given performance, this extra set of scores is specifically designed for 6 performers with 2 or 3 notes assigned to each player. For each ringer and whacker, the 1-staff score shows only the notes they are assigned. This alternate score format may be easier to sight-read since the only notes on the staff are the assigned notes allowing the player to focus on rhythm.
This set of scores uses colored noteheads corresponding to the Boomwhackers® color scheme. Only filled noteheads (quarter and eighth notes) are used so the notes are full color and easier to distinguish (this does not indicate the bells need to be silenced immediately before the next beat). Also, only quarter and eighth rests are used to help visualize the number of beats per measure. All sharps and flats are displayed as well (shown in the key of C); a helpful reminder for beginning musicians.
Though this sheet music is notated for Handbells and Boomwhackers®, this arrangement is playable by any 8-note, C major diatonic scale (one octave) instrument such as a xylophone or glockenspiel. Notes used for each instrument are as follows:
Bells ~ C D F G A C* where C* is high C, one octave above middle C
Boomwhackers® ~ C D E F A B-flat B
Note assignment suggestions are provided. Other suggestions and uses:
have both parts played by bells or both parts played using only Boomwhackers® *
form a choir using multiple sets of bells and/or Boomwhackers® *
use as part of the music education for children at school, home, or church*
these colorful, inexpensive instruments can be enjoyed by all ages and add a fun, unique element to activities and programs: senior centers, family reunions, church retreats, home school groups, children's ministries
Permission is granted to make as many copies as needed for one family, church, school, or other performing group. Please purchase additional copies for multiple groups or organizations.Boomwhackers® is a registered trademark of Rhythm Band Instruments LLC. Used by permission.
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