Easter Bunny Blues

by Teresa Jennings

Text is taken from Music K-8 magazine.

 

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During the first eight measures of the tenor saxophone solo at measure 21 would be an excellent time to add a bit of movement activity to this song. The beat is so compelling, you may wish to let your students move freely to express their own rhythmic instincts. If, however, you'd prefer to choreograph the movement, here is one possibility:

first measure
beat 1: hop backward one step
beat 2: clap
beat 3: hop backward one step
beat 4: clap
second measure
Make "bunny ears" with index fingers on top on head. On beats 1, 2, and 3 either hop with the beat (hop, hop, hop) or just bounce with the beat and let the "ears" do the movement by curling and uncurling the index fingers with each beat. Rest on beat 4.
third and fourth measures
Repeat first and second measures.
fifth measure
beat 1:hop to the left one step
beat 2: clap
beat 3: hop to the left one step
beat 4: clap
sixth measure
Hop, hop, hop, with bunny ears as before.
Rest on beat 4.
seventh measure
beat 1: hop to the right one step
beat 2: clap
beat 3: hop to the right one step
beat 4: clap
eighth measure
Hop, hop, hop with bunny ears as before.
Rest on beat 4.

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