Light As A Brick
by John Riggio
As Boomwhacker® tunes go, this is pretty easy. We've used only quarter notes. Having said that, if there is a challenge to this piece, it's the tempo. While 108 bpm isn't exactly screaming, keeping up might be a challenge for those just learning to play, so we recommend practicing at a slower tempo first. Not to worry, though. The piano part is very simple, in case you need to use it.
There's a cool section at measure 13 where your players can show off a bit by raising their Boomwhackers® high. Sort of a cascade or wave effect, if you will. As with pretty much all our Boomwhacker® tunes, we like to give each note in the C diatonic scale a chance to ring out at least once. In fact, in the final bar every note gets to play at the same time. And don't forget the Boomwhacker® applause at the end. Have a whacky performance!
Text is taken from Music K-8 magazine.