From Lorenzby Mark Burrows
A World Of Rhythms For Drums, Pitched Percussion, And More
So often world drumming resources are more about the world and less about the drumming. While those books definitely belong on your shelves, sometimes we just want the music. That's where Just Jams comes in. Starting with fundamental rhythms from various countries and regions, Mark Burrows has built accessible jams that can be used to strengthen students' rhythm skills in drum circles, or in a choir concert or other performance.
Included are meaningful speech parts for each jam (allowing for a teaching process of speech to body percussion to playing) as are suggestions for developing each jam into a performance piece. Not only diverse in its rhythms - including West African, Brazilian, Cuban, Gaelic, Hawaiian, and Rock 'n' Roll rhythms - Just Jams is also diverse in instrumentation, featuring jams for Orff instruments, Boomwhackers®, drums, and other nonpitched percussion. (Grades 2-6)