Interactive Musical Tubes

Another feature of the Rhythm Workshop’s services are our sessions with Interactive Musical Tubes. These are most effective with upwards of 70-80 people, and are frequently used in conjunction with a drumming session. Every participant has a plastic tube with a light stick; the tube sounds a percussive note when hit with the stick. There are six different notes, identified by colour and length. The participants are seated in six groups in the audience, and without being aware of it, each group has the same pitch musical tube. This only becomes obvious to them a little way into the session. We facilitate them playing the tubes, initially just in different rhythms, and then eventually revealing the different notes. The participants end up playing harmonious, rhythmical music, just like a true orchestra. This facilitation is done completely without speaking and leaves groups (up to 2000 participants) astonished at their ability to create rhythm, melody and harmony with a bunch of plastic tubes! It is a most energising and effective team-builder and creates a wonderful synergy between participants. It also effectively demonstrates how much one can achieve when a group with good focus and leadership are united towards a particular goal.

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