Hands On Recorder Book One


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One of the things I like about Hands On Recorder is that the pages are not cluttered and scores are easy for students to read.  Just 8 notes are taught, and the first five are part of a G pentatonic scale.  -Kathy


Hands On Recorder Book One
By Gerald and Sonya Burakoff
Softcover book
29 pages
Grades 3 - 5

Soprano recorder method book for group or individual instruction; English and German fingering charts. First 5 notes taught are pentatonic. International folk melodies, traditional and original lyrics; also a brief intro to note values and symbols. 3 duets (correlates to Duet Time 1 - 802970). 

CD (850214, available separately) has 26 instrumental accompaniments with recorder; divided channels to isolate the recorder or accompaniment part. 

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


  • Pierrot
  • Merrily We Roll Along
  • Lullaby
  • On the Yangtze
  • When the Train Comes Along
  • Mother Earth
  • Village Drums
  • Westminster Chimes
  • Cajun Stew
  • Jolly Old St. Nicholas (duet)
  • Corn Song
  • Flowers
  • May Day
  • Kayak Ride
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhodie
  • When the Saints Go Marching In
  • Sandy McNab
  • Oats Peas & Beans
  • Bluebird
  • Sleep Baby Sleep
  • Hiking
  • Old MacDonald
  • Frog
  • Kuma San
  • Turtle Dove
  • 4 In a Boat
  • Trampin'
  • Fishpole Song
  • A Gypsy Song
  • On the Bridge of Avignon
  • Canoe Song
  • Sweet Memories of Home
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Welcome the Spring
  • Little Donkey
  • Aura Lee
  • Arirang
  • The Whale
  • Amazing Grace
  • Eskimo Hunt
  • Jingle Bells (duet)
  • All Night All Day
  • Manana
  • My Dreydl (duet)
  • El Charro
  • Mary Ann


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West Music Store
pentatonic is first, explanations good, easy-to-read layout.
Carl P on Dec 1, 2011
pentatonic is first, explanations good, easy-to-read layout.
Carl P on Dec 1, 2011

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