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Complete Recorder Resource Kit with Powerpoint



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The Recorder Resource Kit
Teacher Guide
By Denise Gagne
Book, accompaniment CD, PowerPoint CD,separate reproducible sheets, flashcards
Grades 3 - 5 

This is a highly successful first year soprano recorder program. The program includes 35 songs, sequenced carefully so that students become successful sight-readers and recorder players. The kit includes an audio CD and a PowerPoint CD.

There are 5 PowerPoints included:

  1. All the songs and composer biographies  (All the music is reformatted to fit the screen. MP3 accompaniments are included.)
  2. Theory - 1 The mad minutes and answer keys.
  3. Theory - 2 Recorder theory quiz.
  4. Theory - 3 All About the Recorder, How to Name Notes, Counting Music, How to Care for the Recorder
  5. All the songs are given using Kids Notes notation (all re-formatted to fit the screen).

The PowerPoints are indexed so you can easily jump to any song that you want to practice or to any theory worksheet.  The audio accompaniment tracks are included in the song PowerPoints.

Note Progression: B, A, G, E, D, high C, high D, F.   

Teacher Guide Contents: To the Teacher, Evaluation, Implementing the Method, The Songs (with chords, Orff accompaniment and some activity ideas).   

Theory Pages: All About the Recorder, How to Care for the Recorder, How Notes are Named, Counting Music, The Time Signature, Recorder Quiz, 5 "Mad Minute" pages, Compose Yourself, Compose Yourself 2, Student Practice Record.   


  • Just B
  • Just A, A & B
  • Just G, G & A , B A & G
  • Ramble
  • Trippin
  • Hot Cross Buns
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Side Step
  • Skippin
  • Au Clair de la Lune
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody
  • Rain Rain
  • Starlight
  • Cuckoo (not on recording)
  • Skin and Bones
  • Snail Snail
  • Doggie Doggie
  • Lucy Locket
  • Long Legged Sailor
  • Closet Key
  • Grandma Grunts
  • Down by the Station
  • Just C
  • All Our Notes
  • Who's That
  • Hush Little Baby
  • Note Review
  • Old Blue
  • Sanctus
  • Just D
  • Practice All Our Notes
  • Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Lightly Row
  • Rocky Mountain
  • Sweetly Sings the Donkey
  • Morning
  • Oh When the Saints
  • Shortnin' Bread
  • Frere Jacques
  • Button You Must Wander
  • New World Symphony
  • Jingle Bells
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Up on a Housetop
  • Ode to Joy
  • Jolly Old St. Nicholas (not on recording)
  • My Paddle (not on recording)


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I love Denise's work. Also I can use this powerpoint until I come up with my own.
Phil M on May 16, 2013
My wonderful PTO has equipped my music classroom with a brand new Interactive White Board (Promethean Brand). This Complete Recorder Resource Kit comes with supporting powerpoint slides that I can easily use on my Interactive White Board and the materials are all reproducible.
David V on Oct 4, 2012
Have you used other methods? What, specifically, do you love about this series? How have your students responded to the SmartBoard features? Thanks,
A shopper on Oct 8, 2012
Best Answer: I've used other method books. "Recorder Express," "Do It Recorder," "Essential Elements Recorder" to name the top 3 I liked best. With those books I had to purchase class sets so all the students could read the music simultaneously--and then fumble around with the CDs for the accompaniment tracks.

With the "Complete Recorder Resource Kit" I just had to get this one thing and use it with the Smart Board. All the kids can see it at the same time and the background tracks are embedded in each page. No fumbling with CDs--no extra wait time for the kids--which means I can cover more music because they have less time to get into mischief with their neighbors.

I've been using it since school started in August with my 3rd graders. So far they like it just fine--then again it's their first experience with recorders so they have nothing to compare it to.

I love it because the background tracks are pretty good (the "Do It Recorder" tracks are better but the songs in it are more difficult and suited to 5th and 6th graders.) It saves me time and money because I don't have to buy class sets of books and spend each class period handing the books out and getting them back in, and it starts with "Just B" then "Just A" then "A and B" before introducing G. Just right for younger students.

When it gets to the BAG songs I do find myself skipping around. "Recorder Express" does a better job at sequencing those songs from easy to more difficult.

In any case I'm glad I bought it. Hope that helps.
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