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Mallet Madness

A collection of engaging units for using mallet instruments and drums in the music classroom

By Artie Almeida

Book - Grade K-6
A collection of engaging units for using mallet instruments and drums in the music classroom. Composed by Artie Almeida. Reproducible collection. Heritage Music Press #30/2187H. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.30-2187H).

Item Number: LO.30-2187H

ISBN 9780893284442.

The activities in the Mallet Madness series utilize songs, poems, music-to-literature connections, and reproducible flashcards to promote learning in the areas of beat, rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and expressive qualities. And because of its unique rotation system, your students will play all of the instruments in nearly every lesson.

  • Introduction 
  • Instrument Setup 
  • Sample Floor Plans 
  • The Rotation 
  • Before You Begin: A Few Reminders 
  • Music and Literature Connections Suggestions 
  • Pentatonic Scales 
  • Getting Started: Tips for Success 
  • Warmups (K-6) 
  • Body Director (K-6) 
  • Notes and Rests (1-6) 
  • Crazy Eights (3-6) 
  • Instrument Hopscotch (3-6) 
  • Pease Porridge (2-6) 
  • 1-2 Buckle My Shoe (K-3) 
  • Jack and Jill (K-6) 
  • 2-4-6-8 (2-6) 
  • Walk the Dog (K-3) 
  • Fuzzy Wuzzy (3-6) 
  • Peanut Butter Pie (3-6) 
  • The Respect Rap (2-6) 
  • Icka Backa Boo (2-4) 
  • Melodic Explorations: Direction and Register (K-6) 
  • Up and Down in Mallet Town (K-6) 
  • C Scale Explorations (2-6) 
  • Little Bunny Foo Foo (K-3) 
  • Wee Willie Winkie (K-4) 
  • The Grand Old Duke of York (K-6) 
  • Chinese Ribbon Dance (3-6) 
  • Aleatoric Music (K-6) 
  • Listen to the Glockenspiels (2-6) 
  • Borduns (2-6) 
  • Jump Frog Jump (K-2) 
  • Mortimer (K-3) 
  • In the Tall Tall Grass (K-3) 
  • Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop (K-3) 
  • Rumble in the Jungle (K-6) 
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly (K-3) 
  • Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day (1-4) 
  • Caps for Sale (1-4) 
  • Old Black Fly (1-4) 
  • There Were Ten in the Bed (1-4) 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Scottish Music Teacher
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  • December 02, 2012 Mallet Madness

    This book is super. The pupils really like the work in the book as it's all fun! Good flashcards. ~Can be used with primary 1-7 - just take out of it what you wish!

    5 of 12 people found this review helpful.
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