Recently, a number of you have been creating virtual instruments using Google Slides – interactive images that play a pitch when a student clicks or taps on them. My friend and Midnight Music Coordinator, Amy Burns, created a fantastic xylophone and Boomwhacker songbook using Slides and inspired me to put together a set of individual Boomwhacker images and audio files for sharing here.
There is one “group” image with all the Boomwhackers together which can be used in your virtual classroom, and then there are 8 individual Boomwhacker images (a one-octave set), with an audio file for each one. You can download below.
If you’d like to see practical tips and ideas for playalongs, Amy has some great ideas on her Youtube channel here. She has also recently published her latest book Using Technology With Elementary Music Approaches. Here is a sample of Amy’s virtual songbook:
Amy’s songbook file is available to download for MMC members (must login first) here.
Download the Boomwhacker images and audio files here:
Looking for More Resources for Music Teachers?
Hello! I’m Katie Wardrobe – an Australian music technology trainer and consultant with a passion for helping music teachers through my business Midnight Music.
I’m a qualified teacher but no, I don’t currently teach in a school. I help teachers through my online professional development space – the Midnight Music Community – where there are tutorial videos, courses, links and downloadable resources.
I like to focus on easy ways to incorporate technology into what you are already doing in your music curriculum through a range of creative projects. I also run live workshops and have presented at countless conferences and other music education events.
If you want simple, effective ideas for using technology in music education, I would LOVE to help you inside the Midnight Music Community.