Children can now learn Boomwhackers at home! In this fun and educational DVD, experienced music educator Janice Tuck gently introduces children to music, just while they are having fun! Boomwhacker musical tubes have been around for many years, and they are very popular in school music classrooms. However, most people think that you have to play one tube at a time, and put together a melody, by combining your one or two notes with a few others played by your friends.
Of course there is nothing wrong with this approach, but the approach in this DVD is different. The idea here is that children get to play a whole set of Boomwhackers, and in this DVD children sit one the floor with a complete set in front of them, and change throughout the songs, and play different melodies and rhythms with them. They don’t need to read music, as they simply follow the animations and play when the colorful ‘Beatz' characters bounce on the ‘Play Mat’. Of course we don’t start with all eight Boomwhackers at once - they gently go through a process of building up from one, to two, then four, six and eight Boomwhackers all in the same song. Children will learn important musical concepts such as pitch, rhythm and harmony, all while they are just having fun and playing in time with the animated characters.
Watch the intro video