I got boomwhacked – and I liked it!
Picture twenty adults sitting in a circle, each holding two coloured plastic tubes in their hands, which they whack together rhythmically, humming along, thus creating a C-major chord… and me thinking: I can’t wait to try this with a class, they’ll find it so much fun and that it sounds really cool!
This week, I’m attending Simply Music’s teacher training course in the National Concert Hall in Dublin’s city centre, and after the first day, I’m going home itching to get my hands on my netbook, my son, a free software called Audacity and a few percussion instruments to try out at least some of the many ideas we got during the day.
I’ll blog along as the week moves on, so come back tomorrow to see how we got on… Paul and Síle, who are running the course, encouraged us to bring in any instruments we might have at home, so that should be great fun. (More about the course, and Paul and Síle, tomorrow!)