Boomwhackers are durable, lightweight plastic tubes are perfectly tuned to different musical notes, which are clearly marked. Whack almost anything, like a table, a chair, the floor, your leg, the side of your shoe...whatever! Different surfaces produce different "timbres", but always the same musical pitch. Play a tune, tap out rhythmic patterns or ostinato accompaniment, or play along with other instruments. They're always in tune! Whack the tubes together and -boom- you have an interval or a chord! What a fun way to explore pitch, rhythm, melody, timbre, harmony, acoustics, and dynamics-just like they do in STOMP!
Use them with the matching Music-Go-Rounds silicone manipulatives to create melody patterns. See the free guide for suggested activiites.
- Diatonic Boomwhackers (2850)
8 notes/tubes: C' to C" (range: C4 - C5), allowing for more songs to be played. Tubes range in length from 11" to 24".
- MGR AlphaDots Set 2 (28030)
Matches Boomwhackers and ChromaNote instruments.
4 ea. of A-G to arrange on a whiteboard or wall chart to play chords or melodies. Set of 28
Add other color-coded instruments for tone color. Add MGR Rhythms with the MGR AlphaDots to create an ostinato for a familiar song and play it on the boomwhackers. See Activity Guide (download below) for more ideas.