|Grades 2-6 * "The Body Electric" celebrates the music inside us while exploring ways to express this music using the greatest instruments of all-our bodies. Part handy reference, part idea-generator, this collection is all fun as it introduces a self-contained instrumentarium that is convenient, inexpensive, physical, adaptable, self-affirming, educational, and, most of all, fun. An overview of and targeted examples for a variety of body, vocal and mouth sounds are included within the first two sections; great to teach the basics and to help student internalize rhythmic concepts. The last section includes songs that employ various combinations of all the introduced sounds. Reproducible student parts are included, as is a CD with helpful performance models of the sounds and pieces.