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Hokey Pokey for 13-note Bells and Boomwhackers® (with Black and White Notes)

By Traditional

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Xylophone, Percussion Ensemble, Handbell, Orff instruments, Recorder, one octave Handbells and Boomwhackers - Easy/Beginner - Digital Download
Composed by Traditional. Arranged by Sharon Wilson. Repertoire, Folk, Country, Children's Music, Old-time. Score, Set of Parts. 11 pages. Published by Sharon Wilson (S0.409291).

Item Number: S0.409291

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

This arrangement includes two verses. The first verse is “easy” with fewer notes. The second verse is “intermediate” and expands the melody by adding harmony notes.

Though this sheet music is notated for Handbells and Boomwhackers®, this song is playable by any 13-note, C to C chromatic scale (one octave) instrument such as a xylophone or glockenspiel. The melody could also be played by a recorder.

This set of scores uses black and white noteheads and is best suited for musicians already familiar with reading standard music notation. For beginning musicians, this same set of scores is available (sold separately) with color coded noteheads.

Only filled noteheads (quarter and eighth notes) are used so the notes are easier to see (this does not indicate the bells need to be silenced immediately before the next beat). Also, only quarter 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

This song is one of the 20 arrangements in the collection “Folk Songs, Volume 1, for 13-note Bells and Boomwhackers®.”  

Other titles in the collection include:
Alphabet Song
Be Kind to Your Loved Ones
B-I-N-G-O
Doo-dah-day!
Good Morning, Merry Sunshine
He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands
Hickory Dickory Dock
Hot Cross Buns
I Love the Mountains
Itsy Bitsy Spider
Little Robin Red-breast
Old MacDonald
On Top of Old Smokey
Rain, Rain, Go Away
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Simple Gifts
Skip to My Lou
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
The Water Is Wide

Boomwhackers® is a registered trademark of Rhythm Band Instruments, LLC, Fort Worth, TX






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