Imitating Weather

Middle school chorus came in handy for this assignment. Our music teacher used to have us imitate a rain storm using only our hands and feet. I began by rubbing my hands together. This sounds like the wind blowing the rain clouds in. Then there are light drops of rain. For this, I did a “golf clap” by clapping two fingers on my palm. Next came the harder rain, this was the snapping of my fingers followed by patting my knees. For the thunder, I added some foot stomping. I then reversed the order to signify the rain storm ending. The foot stomping ended, followed by the patting. Then the snapping stopped and there was only wind left.