Murray Houllif (b.1948)

Body Jams

Six Body Percussion pieces for classroom and instrumental groups

for: Children's choir (School class /music school group)

Music lesson book

Item no.658271
Author/ComposerMurray Houllif
Scope56 pages; 22 × 31 cm
Publisher/ProducerKendor Music
Producer No.KN 20606
37.20 €
Delivery time: 4–6 weeks
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For general music and instrumental class use, each of the six small ensemble pieces in this collection offers a fun, exciting way to foster and encourage musical creativity and self-expression. They may be performed as body percussion pieces as well as substituting sounds using available percussion/rhythm instruments, junkyard sounds (buckets, pails, brake drums) or kitchen/household instruments (pots, pans, bottles).

Students learn how to read and perform short, basic rhythms and apply them to pieces in rock, jazz, Latin, march and classical styles. A brief description and history of the style is followed by names of some innovators for a unit on listening and classroom discussion.


  • Introduction
  • Understanding Rhythms
  • Plymouth Rock
  • Yomambo
  • Three For The Road
  • Carumba
  • Swing Kings
  • A Latin Confection