Beginner Band: Percussion Assignments for 9.15.2017
Practice the exercises on page 4 and 5 of the bell side of your Essential Elements percussion books.
Reminders: Hold your mallets in a triangular shape (make a pizza like this / \, not a celery stick like this | |), make sure that when you strike the keys of your bells you are alternating between both hands at all times (right left right left; not right right right right), and, lastly, remember to use your wrist to strike the keys, not your arms (don’t be a chicken trying to take flight). If you’d like to review how to take care of your instrument and/or would like a more detailed account of how to hold your mallets, remember that you can look at pages 2 and 3 of the bell side of your Essential Element book.
Secret Question: How many beats does a quarter note get?