Lesson 4: Drumming away to Africa

Using a metronome to keep a constant pulse, children practice reciting rhythms with varying dynamics and tempo, before following the pulse set by the 'master drummer' on the Traditional West African Djembe drum

Learning Objectives

  • Playing my instrument in time

  • Joining back in if I lose my place

  • Counting the rests (silences) accurately

Teacher Video: Drumming away to Africa

Note that this Teacher Video is the same as the Teacher Video in the next lesson

Resources

Africa True or False Fact Sheet
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Drumming Away to Africa PowerPoint
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Drumming Away to Africa Listening Activity
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Laura Barr,  
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In her 14 year teaching career, Laura assumed the roleA particular job you do as part of a larger task. of Music Lead, and was Head of Music in a large secondary school. Laura has a passion for working with…
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