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CHOPSTICKS: The Celebrated Chop Stick Waltz for 13-note Bells and Boomwhackers® (Color Coded Notes)
Mixed Percussion,Small Ensemble Bells, Boomwhackers, Handbell, Handchime, Orff Instrument, Xylophone - Level 1 - Digital Download
By Sharon Wilson. By Arthur de Lulli. Arranged by Sharon Wilson. 20th Century, Children, Folk, Instructional, Standards. Score and parts. 46 pages. Sharon Wilson #6616395. Published by Sharon Wilson (A0.569889).
Item Number: A0.569889
The first 31 measures progress through the melody one time and can be used as a stand-alone performance. This first part of the arrangement is perfect for introducing new players to Bells and Boomwhackers®.
Beginning in measure 32, the arrangement becomes more challenging by embellishing the melody, adding eighth notes, and alternating the “chopstick” theme between the parts. This second section utilizes more advanced note-reading and rhythmic skills and helps develop the ringing and whacking techniques needed for more advanced songs.
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.
In addition, a complete set of scores for 4 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 7 performers with 2 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.
Notes used for each instrument are as follows:
Bells – C D E F G A B C* where C* is high C, one octave above middle C
Boomwhackers® – C D E F G 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® (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
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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