This Primary 10 Player Wide Top Buddies pack is a great lower cost, lower storage solution for lunchtime, after school groups or for smaller class groups of KS1 and KS2 pupils (up to 11 years old).
The Pack includes 5 top quality Wide Top Djembe drums and 5 percussion instruments, to give you a wide range of authentic African Drumming sounds and to make it easy to split the group into ‘Buddy Pairs’, each with one big and one smaller instrument. There are three sizes of Djembe, all with appropriately sized playing heads, and the three sizes will enable your group to differentiate the low, medium and high parts of many African Drumming pieces. The Wide Top djembes are lighter and more compact than traditional djembes and have been specially designed for use in the classroom; the drum heads are extra wide and strong, the shells are smooth inside and out and the rubber edging protects both the drums and the floor surface.
Also included are two acclaimed teaching guides by world music expert Andy Gleadhill; ‘African Drumming Book 1’ and ‘Percussion Buddies’. The African Drumming book will take the group from basics through to their first performance in just 10 lessons and contains a good repertoire for a year or more of playing. The Percussion Buddies book will show you how to develop percussion accompaniments for almost any piece, whether drumming, choral, ukulele or any other ensemble.
- Low cost starter solution for smaller classes
- Wide Top djembes are lighter and take up less storage space
- Includes world-leading teaching support
- Great for lunchtime and after school groups
- Can be taught by class teachers as well as music specialists
- Appropriate drum sizes for ages 5 to 12 years