Thursday, November 25, 2010

cardboard band


video

We're in rehearsals for our upcoming holiday tour, but here's a sneak peek. Yeah, we need to work on our rhythm a bit. What? You want to do this too? Well, okay.

Jingle Bells
(with cardboard tubes)

3 3 3 – 3 3 3 – 3 5 1 2 3

4 4 4 – 4 4 3 3 – 3 3 3 2 2 3 2 – 5

3 3 3 –3 3 3 – 3 5 1 2 3

4 4 4 – 4 4 3 3 3 3 – 5 5 4 2 1

Cut cardboard tubes to these lengths:

Tube #1 – 15 inches
Tube #2 – 14 inches
Tube #3 – 13 inches
Tube #4 – 12 inches
Tube #5 – 11 inches

Gather up cardboard tubes left over from wrapping paper or empty paper towel tubes. You'll need enough for five tubes. Doesn’t matter diameter of the tube, it’s the length that counts.

Cut tube number one 15 inches long. Write the number one on the tube with a marking pen. Cut tube number two 14 inches long and write the number two on it. Cut tube 3 13 inches long and write number three on, etc.

The directions have the number of the tube that is to be played and when it is to be played. For example, when there is a number three, the person holding number three tube hits her head. Since everybody knows the tune it isn’t hard to learn to play the tubes.

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Please tell me this is available on the youtube because you all are simply fabulous! L O V E it!