Clapham Christian Classical School


Making a Joyful Noise!

“Mallets down, move all around, now get ready in rest position!” This chant can be heard from Class Two students as they carefully place their mallets on their shared xylophone or glockenspiel and rotate to the next spot in the line of instruments. I chant back, “One, two, ready, play!” The students, packed nearly shoulder to shoulder, maintain a steady beat on their instruments. They are playing the root and dominant of the C-major chord, or “C” and “G,” as they accompany themselves while singing an American folk song. 

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