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What is body percussion?

The human body is the instrument! Body percussion is a brilliant way to warm up and a useful tool for creating music in a group. It is incredibly accessible as the human body is your instrument that every participant possesses. 

Have a try at this body percussion activity. It really does sound like a rainstorm.

Have a try at this body percussion activity. It really does sound like a rainstorm.  1

Join Ollie from 'Beat Goes On' as he teaches us to use body percussion.

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Ollie from 'Beat Goes On' teaches us more body percussion.

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Now you have had a practice with Ollie and his friends, perhaps you'd like to try using your newly found body percussion skills and join in with 'Dance Monkey'.

Dance Monkey - Body Percussion

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Challenge: 
Why not join in with one of your favourite songs using your own body percussion. Do you have a favourite sound? 


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