Do It! Play Alto Recorder Book 1


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Do It! Play Alto Recorder Book 1
By James Froseth
48 pages

Comprehensive and creative book for the beginning alto recorder student. There are opportunities for improvisation throughout the book. Duets, obligatos, harmony parts and rounds are included.

Order of notes presented*: E', D', C', F', G', B', F#', A', A', G', Bb', Bb', C#', C', Eb', G#', B', D'.

* C' is middle C on the treble clef staff..


  • The Recorder Embouchure
  • Instrument Position and Hand Position
  • Breathing and Breath Control
  • Imaginary Breath Control Experiment
  • Articulation
  • Starting and Stopping the Tone
  • Music Signs and Symbols Dictionary
  • New Tones and Songs
  • Music Terms Dictionary

A - H: A Paris, A-Workin' on the Railroad, Amazing Grace, America the Beautiful, Au Claire de la Lune, Aura Lee, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Bile 'em Cabbage Down, Bingo, The Birch Tree, The Blues in G, Bouffons, Bubble Gum Duet, By the Fireside, Bye Baby Bunting, Champaigne Branle, Chorale Theme from Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Cobbler Cobbler, Cowboy Ballad, Down By the Station, Eighth Notes Duet, Fais do do, Hatikvah, Hot Cross Buns, Hush My Baby

I - Q: Intry Mintry, Jacob Drink, Jingle Bells, Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, Juba, Let's Go Blue!, Lightly Row, London Bridge Is Falling Down, Matarile - Theme and Variations, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Merry Branle, Mexican Hat Dance, Nonsense Song, Norwegian Dance, Notes, Oats Peas Beans, Oh When the Saints Go Marching In, On the Bridge of Avignon (Sur le Pont d'Avignon),
Patsy Ory-Ory-Aye, Plaisir d'amour, Polka, Practice Every Day

R - Z: Rain Rain, Rocket Cruiser, Scarborough Fair, Schlaf Kindlein Schlaf (Sleep Baby Sleep), Shave and a Haircut, Shepherd's Hey, The Shining Young Moon, Shoheen Sho, Silent Silent, Some Folks Do, Song of the Donkey, Starlight, Stepping and Skipping, Taking Turns Duet, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Up on the Housetop, Vesper Hymn, Waltz Theme and Variations, Yangtze Boatmen Chanty, Yankee Doodle

Rounds and Canons:

  • Are You Sleeping? (Frere Jacques)
  • Be-A-Round
  • Day Is Done
  • Dance A-Round (Once, Twice and Thrice)
  • Die Abendglocke (Oh How Lovely Is the Evening)
  • Early Round
  • French Cathedrals
  • The Hart He Loves the High Wood
  • Jump A'Round One
  • Jump A'Round Two
  • Lady My
  • Little Bells of Westminster
  • Little Tom Tinker
  • Rooster Round
  • Round Dance
  • Round Evening
  • Round Evening Two
  • S'evivon Round (Spin My Top)
  • Santy Maloney
  • Tallis Canon
  • Time and Tide
  • Two Birds
  • We Are Met


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