Body Electric, The
From Heritage Music Pressby Mark Burrows
A Symphony Of Sounds For Body Percussion
The Body Electric celebrates the music inside us while exploring ways to express this music using the greatest instruments of all - our bodies. Part handy reference, part idea generator, this collection introduces a self-contained instrumentarium that is convenient, inexpensive, physical, adaptable, self-affirming, educational, and most of all, fun.
An overview and targeted examples are included for a variety of body, vocal, and mouth sounds within the first two sections. The last section includes songs that employ various combinations of all the introduced sounds. Reproducible student parts and a CD with helpful performance models of the sounds and pieces are included. (Grades 2-6)