by Mark Burrows
A world of rhythms for drums, pitched percussion and more. Taking as his starting point fundamental rhythms from various countries and regions, Mark Burrows has built engaging and accessible jams that can be used to strengthen students' rhythm skills, in drum circles, or as a change of pace in a choir concert or other performance.
Meaningful speech parts for each jam are included, allowing for a teaching process of speech to body percussion to playing, as are suggestions for developing each jam into a performance piece. The ususal suspects from West Africa, Brazil and Cuba are included, as are Gaelic, Hawaiian, and Rock 'n' Roll rhythms, and even spoken word "slams" to Mother Goose rhymes, to name a few. Just Jams is also diverse in instrumentation, featuring jams for Orff instrumentarium, Boomwhackers® and sound effects in addition to those for drums and other non-pitched percussion instruments.