Easy Bucket Drumming - Download

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Easy Bucket Drumming is a collection of fun and upbeat arrangements for students age six and above. As students work through this resource, they will learn to read quarter and eighth note rhythms, adapt to different tempos and develop hand independence. Students will also learn about musical concepts such as form, dynamics, accents, and improvisation. Buckets are cheap and easy to store! Can you imagine trying to store a set of 30 congas in your music room? You probably already have a few buckets lying around and could easily get a class set from donations alone. Drum sticks are also inexpensive, but a set of wooden dowels from a dollar store will work just as well! You can produce four unique sounds on a bucket drum by hitting the sides, top, rim or clicking the sticks. By using larger or smaller buckets, you can create even more variety in sounds and form a bucket drumming ensemble. We have developed an easy to read notation that allows students to switch between these sounds and prepares them for reading other percussion notation.

What's in Easy Bucket Drumming?

  • 18 pieces sequenced to build reading and performance skills
  • A basic guide to drumming technique
  • Music Room Rules chant with body percussion
  • Variety of styles: pop, hip hop, rock, jazz, and classical
  • Projectable Bucket Drumming notation with embedded audio
  • One-page arrangements and links to play along with pop songs
  • Notation Movies with automatic page turns and easy guide arrows
  • Teacher tips and suggestions for classroom management
  • Opportunities to improvise
  • MP3 audio with click tracks


  • Introduction
  • Playing Position
  • Music Room Rules Lesson
  • Music Room Rules
  • The First Bucket Drumming Class
  • 1. Side Step
  • 2. Top Hats
  • 3. Off the Rim
  • 4. Stick To It!
  • Musical Form and Phrasing
  • 5. Dance of the Reed Pipes
  • 6. Liberty Bell March
  • Accents
  • 7. Copper and Tin
  • 8. Bat Rap
  • 9. Cannonball Run
  • Hand Independence
  • 10. Surfin’ Rock
  • 11. Surf’s Up Dude
  • Syncopation
  • 12. Night Chase
  • 13. Tick Tock Blues
  • 14. Ready for Travel
  • 15. L.A. Geared
  • Easy Pop Song Arrangements
  • 16. Freedom Flag
  • One-page Arrangement
  • 17. We Love Dancing
  • One-page arrangement
  • 18. Feelin’ Great!
  • One-page arrangement
  • Digital Resources

Projectable PDF Sample  Click here to view Projectable PDF

Projectable Notation Samples (included):

Kids Demo Movies (not included with book):

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