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Xylophone, Percussion Ensemble, Handbell, Orff instruments, one octave Handbells and Boomwhackers - Easy/Beginner - Digital Download
Composed by Stephen Foster (1826-1864). Arranged by Sharon Wilson. Classroom, Technique Training, Folk, Children's Music, Old-time. Score, Set of Parts. 11 pages. Published by Sharon Wilson (S0.408479).
Item Number: S0.408479
This arrangement includes two verses. The first verse is “easy” with fewer notes. The second verse is “intermediate” and expands the melody by adding more notes. If you want to learn (practice) only the “easy” verse, an optional ending is provided or it can be skipped to perform the two verses together.
Though this sheet music is notated for Handbells and Boomwhackers®, this song is playable by any 8-note, C major diatonic scale (one octave) instrument such as a xylophone or glockenspiel. The melody could also be played by a recorder.
This set of scores uses colored noteheads corresponding to the Boomwhackers® color scheme. If you have a set of bells or tubes with a different color scheme, “Chroma-Notes Stick Ons” can be purchased and applied so the instruments match the Boomwhackers® color scheme. This set of scores is also available (separate purchase) in black and white which will print clearer if you do not have access to a color printer.
Only filled noteheads (quarter and eighth notes) are used so the notes are full color and easier to see (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. Lyrics and chord names are provided as well to aid in the learning and teaching of this song.
The number of ringers and whackers needed will vary depending on the skill level of the participants. For more advanced players, each person could be assigned two or three notes. For beginners, it is best to assign one or two notes to each person. Instrument 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® (this would amplify the sound and allow more people to participate)
* 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
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