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  • Activity #2: Pineapple-Apple-Pineapple

    This time the audience is presented with a more complicated activity building on the skills developed previously. Note that when inviting an audience to do something like clapping or moving, it's always good to define for them the signal to stop the activity (and with particularly rowdy crowds, it can even be good to practice the "stop" signal). The transition to the beginning of the piece of music (while the crowd is still engaged in the clapping activity) makes the audience feel like they are really a part of the music. They are experiencing the way it feels to have musicians play with the beat patterns they are creating—while also making clear connections between the activity and the music.