PERCUSSIONSCLUB Action Plan MORNING CCA SESSIONS 2010 PREPARED BY ---------- PG. HJ. SHAIFFADZILLAH PG. HJ. OMARALI
01 INTRODUCTION The art of percussion music is the production of sounds from the hitting, shaking,rubbing or scraping of an object, causing it to vibrate. The word ‘percussion’ comes from thelatin word ‘percussio’, which means ‘to beat’. In modern terms, the action of beating is madeeither by hand or using sticks. This year marks the first year of the Percussions Club. It has been established to coincidewith the presence of several percussion instruments more associated with marching bandensembles. However, the club is gradually building its collection of musical instruments, and bynext year, hope to be able to amass standard percussion instruments of various kinds.02 CLUB VISION AND MISSIONThe Club’s Vision is “Music being the epithet of intellect, discipline, emotion and expression”The Club’s Mission is “Nurturing musical talents through beats and rhythms” The Vision statement employed by the Percussions Club is the same as that of the MusicClub, for both clubs are heading towards the idea of music as a vessel for the betterment of astudent’s intellect, discipline, emotional quotient and the expression of one’s identity andpersonality. However, the Club will not claim that it is a suitable vessel for spiritual quotient as
the Club believes that there are boundaries towards the learning of music. Nevertheless, Islamhas the tradition of having percussions as an acceptable form of music playing, which includesthe hadrah, tar, and dabrouk – percussion instruments that have Arabic origins. The Mission statement is the gist of the Club’s objectives. Beating an object is the basisof music education. In fact, in many government primary schools, students are now beingtaught music via basic percussion instruments such as drums and shakers. In consequence,beating in tempo is the basis of learning rhythms. Rhythms are the colours of music. Therefore,it is very fitting that the Percussions Club is offered to lower secondary students as exposure topercussions will inculcate the interest to learn music, and the basic of musical knowledge.
03 CLUB OBJECTIVES The list of objectives is not exhaustive as throughout the year, objectives will changeand new ones will be added. Nonetheless, to date, the list below portrays the short term andlong term objectives of the Club.03.1 SHORT TERM OBJECTIVES To introduce students to the simplest form of music making To train students in hand-and-tempo coordination To teach students in making home-made percussion instruments To train students in these areas: o Beats per minute (tempo) o Strokes (single, double, paradiddles, flams, hey moms, etc.) o Reading percussion music notes To discipline students in the caring and maintenance of musical instruments To relate percussion drumming with Math03.2 LONG TERM OBJECTIVES To form a street drums unit for performances and concerts To become the battery part of a marching band and/or orchestra To write music arrangement and record them as songs for the SMPAPHM Music Album
04 COMMITTEE04.1 TEACHER COMMITTEEHead of Club : Pg. Hj. Shaiffadzillah Pg. Hj. OmaraliMain Instruments : Drumkit, Marching Batteries, Djembe, Cajon, ShekereAssistant : Asfarina binti Abdul HamidMain instruments : Drumkit04.2 STUDENTS COMMITTEEClub Captain : Siti Norliyana bte. Mohd. Ali (8U)Assistant 1 : Dk. Amal Athirah bte. Pg. Yusof (8C)Assistant 2 : Siti Nureza Qasdina bte. Elrafidi (7D)Team Captains : Dk. Amal Athirah bte. Pg. Yusof (8C) (Head of P.Drummers) : Nazurah bte. Mohammad Safley (7I) (Head of YMRU Beats) : Noor Athirah bte. Abas (8O) (Head of Diamond Drums) : Nurul Syakirah Nadellah bte. Sufray (8C) (Head of Masna Snares) : Siti Norliyana bte. Mohd. Ali (8U) (Head of Whistler Battery)
05. TENTATIVE WEEKLY ACTIVITIESWEEK ACTIVITIES OBJECTIVES Logistics and terms of membership To equip students with the01 • Club Attire (PE Uniform) appropriate attire and items • Necessary items (notebook, drumsticks) for optimal learning Lecture : An Introduction to Percussions To introduce students to • Beats, Beats per minute, tempo and riffs terms that will be repetitively • Activities to be carried out throughout the year used Team preparation and Team building activity To prepare 5 workable teams02 • The creation of 5 small groups for future competitions. • Team committee and team name To drill students in holding the sticks correctly before moving Lecture : Drumming basics on to strokes. • How to grip the drumsticks (traditional, match, mixed grip) To ensure that everyone is • Types of rudiments (single, double, paradiddle) able to play alternating single strokes. Practical : Single and double rudiments against BPM • Students try out in groups, single strokes on various beats per minute. Lecture : An Introduction to the Band Drum Kit To introduce students to the03 • Parts of a drumset (snare, tom, bass, cymbals, etc.) most popular percussion • Parts of a snare drum : Snare, lug, nuts instrument – the drum set. • Types of cymbals : Hihat, Crash, Ride, etc. To introduce students to Learning by observing : How to tune the drums tuning before they tune their • Sequence tuning and alternate tuning first drums in the future. Practical : Playing Strokes against a metronome To develop a sense of tempo • Beats per minute exercises in single strokes and timing awareness Lecture : A Personal Experience of Drumming shared To motivate students in04 by Club Assistant, Cikgu Asfarina Abd. Hamid, on how developing a passion for she started on the drums and played with her family drumming. band. To encourage creativity and to Practical: Riffs decrease stiffness in playing • Students replicate the riffs played by Asfarina beats. • Students create their own riffs To increase students’ self
Performance confidence when performing • Students performed in front of their peers Lecture : An Introduction to Percussion History To show students that drums05 • How the first drums were made are made from household • Drum and culture (Africa, Malay, China, Arab, India) items. Practical : Creating Home-Made Instruments To encourage teamwork, as • In groups, students create three items students will be delegating • Hand shakers these tasks so their group can • Fancy drumsticks win the competition • Bucket drum • Tin drum • Free-design of a percussion instrument Competition 1 : Home Made Instruments Presentation Groups present their instruments – what materials they used in creating them and why they chose these materials. Students then play their instruments. Practical : Preparing Street Drums To have an arsenal of06 • Cleaning buckets and tins to make drums streetdrums for practicing the • Decorating buckets and tins so they look like drums first song. Learning by Observing To learn how to play the • Students listen to the Shambolic Samba Shambolic Samba song, Move 1 (introduction) Street Drums Practice : Shambolic Samba Move 1 • Groups each will have 5 instruments • Bucket drums x 3 • Tin/ Steel drum • Hand percussion (tambourine, guiro, etc.) Street Drums Practice : Shambolic Samba Move 1 To continue learning the07 • Recap Move 1 Shambolic Samba song Street Drums Practice : Shambolic Samba Move 2 Street Drums Practice : Shambolic Samba Move 1 To continue learning the08 • Recap Move 1 Shambolic Samba song Street Drums Practice : Shambolic Samba Move 2 • Recap Move 2
Street Drums Practice : Shambolic Samba Move 3 Street Drums Practice : Shambolic Samba Move 1 To continue learning the09 • Recap Move 1 Shambolic Samba song Street Drums Practice : Shambolic Samba Move 2 To complete the Shambolic • Recap Move 2 Samba song and polish it for Street Drums Practice : Shambolic Samba Move 3 CCA Closing performance and • Recap Move 3 recording. Street Drums Practice : Shambolic Samba Move 4 Competition 2: Best Shambolic Samba Song Rendition Each group will present their rendition of the Shambolic Samba. Industrial Percussion Preparation To complete an Industrial10 • The Club will prepare innovative drum creations in Percussion influenced song, the concept of the Blue Man Group and Bang. “Crash Bang Boom”06. COMPETITIONS The Club will organize two intraclub competitions throughout the year. Thesecompetitions are indicated in the tentative weekly activities plan. The first competition, which ison “creating the most impressive and effective home-made percussion instruments”, is to addto the collection of instruments for the Music Room. The second competition, which is on “thebest rendition of the Shambolic Samba song” is to motivate groups to be competitive andhence collectively improve on their playing skills in performing the Shambolic Samba song inthe future.