Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Great News and New Products

Drum It Up! a great new book by Sandy Lantz and Gretchen Wahlberg should arrive any day now. Pre-orders have been coming in and folks are really going to be pleased with this new book. Sandy and Gretchen's conference sessions and level courses have been hugely popular for many years and the activities in this book are the best of the best activities for drums of all kinds in the elementary music classroom. The extra bonus in this book are the extensive lesson plans written in a beautiful, sequential, easy-to-understand style using the Orff process.

The newest publication from Beatin' Path is well underway. Steven Kennedy, a native of New Orleans and lead music teacher at the Wilson Charter School in New Orleans, is writing a new marimba book of original tunes and arrangements of songs from New Orleans. These tunes echo the grooves of music legends, Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair, James Booker, Buddy Bolden, and John Boutte. It also includes some widely known folk tunes associated with New Orleans like, "When the Saints go Marching in" and "Great Big House in New Orleans." Steve is hard at work on this new volume and we expect it to go to press in just a few weeks. Check back here for more news!


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