Percussion Plus Slap drumming - KidZ pack of 5 drums

PP6860
£205.00
RRP £0.00
£170.83 ex. VAT
In stock
  • Includes Andy Gleadhill's 'Slap Djembe' an award winning teaching resource!
  • Comes with Andy Gleadhill's 'Slap Djembe' teaching resource
  • Fun and easy SLAP drumming for younger players
  • Features educational ‘how to play’ graphics printed on the skin
  • Ready to play pre-tuned synthetic heads
  • A wonderful introduction to rhythmic interactive music making for ages 5+
  • Includes a gathering drum, floor tom, hand drum, bongo, lollipop drum and soft foam beaters
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Introducing the Percussion Plus Slap Percussion - pack of 5 drums

The Slap Drumming range from Percussion Plus is the perfect way to introduce rhythm and time into your KS1 and KS2 music classes. Each drum features colourful patterns that will attract the attention of young students, and the ‘how to play’ graphics printed on the skin helps teach beginners where to position their hands to get different sounds, making these drums perfect for schools and educational environments.

These strong and durable drums are lightweight and easy to carry, making them a great way to combine movement with music. All materials and hardware have been produced to the highest standard, and are designed to withstand the trials of regular classroom use, whilst still producing a strong and lively sound.

This pack includes Andy Gleadhill's 'Slap Djembe' teaching resource, which makes it an affordable and educational bundle for any school or classroom.

Whether it's for a large primary school class or music therapy use, this brilliant range requires no maintenance and gives you the tools you need for smooth-running lessons.





“The first thing I noticed about the drums is how incredibly light they are. This makes them ideal for use in educational settings that involve young children or older children who may find holding the instrument difficult.

The real benefit of these instruments is that the drumhead has been printed with graphics of the hand positions to show exactly where to play the drum to achieve the correct sounds. The construction is solid, they have good tone, are good to look at, and are fun to play.”

Andy Gleadhill - Percussion Plus Global Ambassador

Now including Andy Gleadhill's Slap Djembe

Whether you are a percussion expert or have never taught music before, Andy Gleadhill's Slap Djembe is the best introduction to playing and teaching the djembe. Utilising an innovative, accessible notation this award winning resource features 12 rhythms from all corners of the globe with additional content, insightful performance notes as well as 10 weekly lessons that can be applied to any tune in the book. That's 120 lessons, planned for you! Click HERE to find out more...


Let's play together

With each drum in the pack, you get a great looking high-quality instrument with an innovative 'how to play' guide printed on the drum skin. There are many different techniques used to produce tones on the instruments and any of these can be used on our drums. The printed graphic on the head of the drum offers suggested hand positions for the three main tones: slap, tone, and bass.

With this easy method, teaching and learning is simple and allows you to tailor your class to include visual as well as instructive and aural learners, providing an inclusive way into music making for all levels and abilities.

Fun look, vibrant sound

The colourful pattern wrapped around every drum gives a fun and exciting look, inviting young classes to learn and play. Each has a lightweight body so is easily stored and transported and is supplied with two soft beaters if required.

Although they are lightweight, the build quality is reassuringly sturdy and the sound is just as vibrant and powerful as the colourful patterned exterior!

How to play

The design on each drum head shows examples of hand positions that can be employed to obtain a fabulous variety of tones from the drum, from punchy bass to cracking highs. When you hit the skin, let your hand bounce back allowing the sound to ring.

The Bass

This area in the centre of the drum produces a warm and full tone. Use the beaters or your hands to strike the centre of the drum for a solid rhythmic backing, allowing accents to be created using the tone and slap positions.

Beat

This area in the centre of the drum produces a warm and full tone. Use the beaters to strike the centre of the drum for a solid rhythmic backing, allowing accents to be created using the tone and slap positions.

The Tone

Straighten all your fingers at the same time. There are numerous hand positions that can be used to create the tone. Think of your hand as a straight extension of your arm, and you should get a solid ‘thud’ sound.

The Slap

This stroke can be played in the same position as the tone, the difference is that one relaxes the hand and arm to hit the drum with a slap-like motion. Spreading your fingers out slightly when they strike the hand drum helps create a crisp clear sound.

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Pack contents
Pack of 5 (sufficient instruments for 5 players)1 x gathering drum (PP6810)
1 x floor tom (PP6820)
1 x bongos (PP6830)
1 x hand drum (PP6840)
1 x lollipop drum (PP6850)
1 x Andy Gleadhill's Slap Djembe book