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This Boomwhacker Video Is Brought To You By The Key Of C.

You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting to share this video and complimentary arrangement with you. Seems like for-EVER.

Here’s a link to the brand new website, never seen before: http://OnlineZENCmte.com It has arrived. The video. The announcement. The kick-off. Thank you for checking it out. I’ve been pouring my heart and soul into what you’ll be seeing for the next 2 months.

And now, ladies and gentlemen… Introducing What I Am by Will.I.Am on the Boomwhackers!

 Suggested use: middle school or older. Have FUN! This song is great for teaching self-respect. Keep me posted~ I’d love to hear how it goes with your groups!

Click here to download the complimentary arrangement so that YOU can play this with YOUR groups, too! I transposed the song to C because unless you have chromatics, the key of C is easiest to play on boomwhackers.

And don’t forget… Visit Online ZEN to get CMTE credits from the comfort of your own home.

Wanna see the real Will.I.Am do this song? Check it—–

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VIDEO: Firework on Boomwhackers

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This is Katy Perry on boomwhackers


If you’ve never seen a boomwhacker before, then check out 6 Slices of Boomwhacker Heaven for a full description.

To play this song with your group of kids (or fun-loving adults), all you need are some boomwhackers and octavator caps.

Click here to download the boomwhacker arrangement

To see Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas and more on boomwhackers, check out the archives!

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6 Slices Of Boomwhacker Heaven For Your Enjoyment

I recently had the good fortune of rescuing a poor little scared, lost boomwhacker from under my couch. I posted a photo of the yellow E boomwhacker recently on Facebook. I assume it cut loose from the mobster pack after the last Great Boomwhacker Escape. After posting the photo, I received this:

Then I realized: “There are some people who don’t know what a boomwhacker is!” I had a hard time wrapping my head around that idea, but . . .

Actually, my friend Geoffrey Thornton Chew is into yoga and all things holistic, so I bet he would really dig boomwhackers. Here’s your answer, Geoff!

Boomwhackers are:

1. Light, easy, fun, and durable. You can whack ‘em on your head, your legs, the floor. You can *even* play light sabre sword fights with these bad boys! They get bent out of shape, then you can bend them right back in tune.

2. Pitched according to color. Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Darker Blue, Purple. Those are C, D, E, F, G, A, and B, in order, the diatonic scale. You can also get the chromatics (C#, Eb, etc.) to fill in the gaps for certain musical scores. You can create pentatonic scales so that there is literally no wrong note to play.

3. AWESOME for playing in groups! I have arranged scores for the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, and more for these tubular wonders. Just break up your group into sections, teach some rhythms, and away you go. You can check out the Plastic Musik video below for inspiration.

4. AWESOME for playing by yourself. Trust me. I know. ;) Here’s an exercise for you: Take 5 boomwhackers (Let’s say C, D, E, G, and A) to a clean hardwood floor. Also take a towel on which to rest them. Sit on the floor. Put one in each hand, and play. You can hit the ground, you can hit your belly, you can hit the cabinets, you can hit the counters. No wrong way. Just keep going back and forth, then switch them out for different notes. There’s no wrong pitch, there’s no wrong note. Keep going, close your eyes, and listen to the music.

5. Also known as “Boomies” in the UK and other parts of the world. I only know this from keeping up with the Drum Circle Facilitators Yahoo Group.

6. The creation of a dude named Craig. He’s appears on the Yahoo list every now and then, and I’ve had a very pleasant phone conversation with him. I think he lives in the northwest. Very nice guy.

You won’t be disappointed when you start whackin’ a boomie! If you’re ready to take on the art of boomwhacking, then buy these to start off.

Got more questions about boomwhackers? Throw ‘em down in a comment below!

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VIDEO: Boomwhacker ESCAPE!

Dang. Those boomwhackers tried to escape this weekend when I went out for a run, and… THEY SUCCEEDED! They had quite an adventure: set to the tune of David Guetta’s Memories Ft. Cudi Kid.

More sweet boomwhacker videos here: Lady Gaga’s Just Dance, Black Eyed Peas’ I Gotta Feelin, Boomwhacker Christmas Special. Check them out!

If you’re using this with kids, I recommend either making up your own words, or not using words at all.

To play the song with your own group, all you need to get are some boomwhackers and octavator caps. The original is in Bb Dorian, but I transposed this arrangement to D Dorian so you don’t need any chromatic boomies!

Click here to download the boomwhacker arrangement. Thanks for checking it out!

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VIDEO: Christmas Boomwhacker Special

This video is the result of a boomwhacker song suggestion contest I ran in November. I was in Cleveland at the AMTA Conference at the time. My most favorite boomwhacker song suggestion came to me anonymously in the hotel room. All they said was: “David Bowie’s Let’s Dance.” Then they hung up. Although I’d *love* to arrange THAT one…

…It’s the holidays! Thanks to Melita Belgrave, here’s I Wanna Hippopotamus for Christmas on boomwhackers. Congratulations Melita!!! Melita won a free Drumify DVD. And a BIG thank you to all who submitted awesome ideas!!!

Youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdAdIG9zqA8

To play the song with your own group, all you need to get are some boomwhackers and octavator caps.

Email me at Kat@SoundHealthMusic.com if you’d like a copy of the score.

If you like this, you should see Lady Gaga on Boomwhackers and Introducing Black Eyed Peas to Boomwhackers, too!

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