► “Yuck” – An Easy Bucket Piece (rote + notation)

Free Easy Bucket Drumming Sheet Music

Epic-but-Easy BUCKET + TRASH CAN DRUMMING Instruction:

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“Yuck” can be played as a 1 or 2 part piece.

Each part can stand on its own, or they can be played together in any combination (the group does not  need to be split evenly to do this).

Part 1: (easy)  for beginning-level or struggling players.

A simple groove repeated throughout the piece on “bass” trash cans or buckets.

Part 2: (medium-easy) for players who are up for an extra challenge.

Includes 3 sections that get progressively harder for buckets.

If played with 2 parts, everyone comes together in the end for an intense, 4-measure “call-and-response” grand finale.

These two levels of music allow students to feel successful at the level they’re at alleviate boredom for the kids who catch on quickly and overwhelm for beginners.  Of course, never tell them which part is easier – I suggest making both groups (especially the bass can group) feel extra-special that their part is super important.

Yuck is really flexible and there are a myriad of variations… splitting rhythms, visuals, stick clicks, changing groove patterns, and more.  Depending on how advanced your more advanced students are, I’ve made multiple variations of the bucket part over the years.  Try them all out and pick the one that suits your group best – or make up your own variation!

Program Notes: Written by Skye Quinman, born 1987. Yuck was written in 2004.

EXAMPLE OF HOW TO TEACH YUCK TO A GROUP:

 

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Here are some examples of Yuck variations being performed.
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Teen Pulse Bucket Brigade – Groove Part on Cantraptions

Teen Pulse Bucket Brigade – Creative Music Video on Cantraptions

Teen Pulse Trashers & Beaumont Bucket Brigade
Grand Finale on Buckets & Cantraptions

Beaumont Bucket Brigade – Split Parts w/Ripples on Buckets & Trash Cans

San Gorgonio Middle School Drum Day with Coach K

Students play, then teach parents to play, then leave parents to play it on their own!

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