Posted on July 08, 2016
Do It! Play Recorder
Teacher's resource guide
By James Froseth
Spiral-bound Teacher guide and 2 CDs
Includes the complete student text, with teaching suggestions (exercise patterns, flash card options, etc.) and with chord symbols added on the songs. Each song lists related tracks on the teacher CDs and on the student CD. The book also features 10 resource indexes (such as Teaching to the National Standards for Music) and copy-permissible pages to use as transparencies or student worksheets/handouts. Includes 2 CD's that have the music of the student CD plus recordings of the added exercises and accompaniments. Coordinates with Melodic Flashcards (available separately) and Rhythm Set A Flashcards (available separately).
For teachers (student book is for elementary or adult beginners); spiral bound. Pages are numbered to coordinate with the student book - extra resources are listed as p. 41-A, p. 41-B, etc. so that it's easy to stay on track.
Resource Index #1 - A World of Musical Styles at Your Fingertips (lists titles from the book categorized by country/style): US (folk music, blues, jazz, jazz waltz, jazz ballad, country, country swing, African-American, bluegrass, honky tonk, spiritual, gospel, rock and roll), Mexico, Caribbean (reggae), England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Italy, Africa, Hungary, Scandinavia, Israel, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Original Recorder Music (12th Century Conductus, 16th Century French Branle), Special Styles and Forms (Ballad, Lullaby, Polka, Waltz, Theme and Variations, Celebration Themes).
Resource Index #2 - "You Can Look It Up"- Resources for Musical Independence (lists pages in the student text relating to Instrumental Technique and Information Resources).
Resource Index #3 - Media Generated Group Instruction- Easy "Listen/Play" Exercises (listing of extra exercises listed in the teacher's book, with coordinating teacher CD tracks listed).
Resource Index #4 - Ensembles with Options for Individualizing Group Instruction (lists pieces in order by student page, with teacher CD and track, title and notes required for each).
Resource Index #5 - Musical Rounds for Independent Study and Ensemble Performance (listing of rounds in order by student page, with title and notes required; also shows whether the piece is unaccompanied or if it has tracks on the teacher CDs).
Resource Index #6 - Music Literacy-Optional Rhythmic Reading and Melodic Reading (listing includes student text page, teacher text page, related rhythmic flash cards, song title and related melodic flash cards. Flash card numbers refer to Melodic Flashcards and Rhythm Set A Flashcards, each set available separately.
Resource Index #7 - Music Literacy- Rhythmic Reading Rounds and Rhythmic Reading Exercises: for use as overhead projection or supplementary rhythmic reading handouts (listing includes teacher text page, description of the type of exercise and rhythmic pattern content).
Resource Index #8 - Foundation Studies for Creative Musicianship: Familiar Songs Learned "By Ear" Without the Aid of Music Notation; Aural Transposition- Familiar Songs Played on a Different Starting Note; "Call and Response" Listen and Play. Each section lists pieces in order by student page, with teacher text page, teacher CD and track, title and description of style.
Resource Index #9 - Creative Musicianship- Improvisation and Composition: Creating a Safe Environment for Spontaneous Music-Making; Getting Started with Rhythmic Improvisation; Expanding the Options for Improvisation in a Safe Environment; Call and Response- Replicated or Improvised Response; Options for Music Composition; Applying Expressive and Structural Elements to Improvisation; Sound and Silence as an Expressive Element; Articulation as an Expressive Element; Repetition and Variation as Structural Elements; The Musical Paraphrase as an Expressive Element; The Musical Dialogue as an Expressive Element; Summary of Strategies for Structuring Music Improvisations; Expanding Musical Vocabulary with the Call and Response. Each section gives related pieces; listing includes student page, teacher text page, teacher CD and track, title and notes required.
Resource Index #10 - Resources for Teaching to the National Content Standards for Music.
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