Percussion Parade

Themes and Variations


By Artie Almeida

Welcome to the wonderful world of non-pitched percussion! These instruments are affordable and accessible, students love them, and they are so good at introducing and reinforcing important concepts like beat competency, timbre, tempo, and dynamics. Artie Almeida applies her signature style to non-pitched percussion, making every lesson in this book both rigorous and joyful. Bring the parade to your classroom, and take advantage of tons of great new teaching ideas along with beautiful visual aids, helpful videos, and step-by-step instructions that make every lesson successful.

Songs Included:
Drums and Body Percussion (Grades 2-5)
Crazy Eights
Rocky Mountain Drum Game
Two Is Company
Lemonade Crunchy Ice
Icka Backa
Down the Line, Soundin’ Fine
Meter Mash-Up
Best Day of My Life

Assorted Non-Pitched Percussion (Grades K-5)
Freeze, Pleeze!
Pass the Timbre Hammer
Percussion Parade
Here Are Quarter Notes
Primo Vere: V. Ecce Gratum
Music for the Royal Fireworks
Tony Chestnut
Old Brass Wagon

Non-Traditional Percussion Instruments (Grades K-5)
Who Let the Dogs Out?
Hungarian Dance #5
Everything Is Awesome
National Emblem
Surfin’ USA