The Ballad of the Black Drumfish

What do you get?:

  • Downloadable Mp3 music tracks for practice (16 tracks).
  • PDF printable book for coloring and instructions).
  • Community blog access.



In this coloring book / music tracks activity package,
a Drumfish jams with a band of sea animals. When he loses his drum, he finds he can still make music – and so can you!

Follow the “The Ballad of the Black Drumfish” with its humorous illustrations and 16 music tracks to practice listening and reading designated beats and rhythms. Rap and drone along with the story, learn how to make your own vocal sounds, create a rhythm accompaniment, and make real music! The Drumfish inspires students of all ages to listen, read, sing, and play with purpose while having fun.

The sixteen tracks and eight activities can be used to motivate interest in music as well as nurture language skills for ESL students. The activities are appropriate for both individual and classroom learning situations and as independent or teacher guided projects. The format is also a great value for home school curriculums and a ‘must have’ for substitute teachers. This activity is most appropriate for ages 9 to 12 but is adaptable for all ages including the elderly.


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