Mark Shelton’s latest ensemble collection works with whatever you have—barred instruments, buckets, Boomwhackers, classroom percussion, found sounds, or body percussion!
30 ensembles (with audio downloads) display a variety of styles: salsa, swing, march, Irish jig, funk, polka, shuffle, rock & more. His spot-on playing and listening tips are novel. Try his march (in 6/8 time!) after hearing Sousa’s classic 6/8 march Semper Fidelis. Learn the Cuban son clave pattern which adds the sauce to the salsa groove. Listen to Brubeck’s Take Five before playing Mark’s Fiver Jiver in 5/4, and a Strauss waltz before tackling his own rock waltz!
Paperback with Audio Downloads