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Here and Now
By Judith and Chris Thomas
Teacher Guide, Student Activity Sheets and CD
54 pages
 
Imaginative Settings for Soprano Recorder.  A Sequel to Three to Get Ready.

Thirteen inventive accompaniments by Emmy Composer CJ Thomas in a variety of musical styles and playful exercises to delight and solidify early soprano recorder player technique. Includes an acompanying CD, reproducible Student Activity Sheets and Teacher's Guide.

Contents:
1. New "E" Stampie 
       
 Introduction of E; review of G
         Estampie: composed/adapted version of 14c dance
         Authentic sampled Medieval instruments

2. "BE" Happy Rag
        
Application of fast "B-E" combination 
         Joplinesque rag style; opportunity to improvise on G
         Movement improvisation

3. Reggae Ride for Four 
       
 Application of B-A-G-E pattern
         Reggae-style movement improvisation

4. Hammer Ring (American Southern work song) 
         Application of A-G-E pattern 
         Reading opporunity - incomplete minor pentatonice
         Movement improvisation

5. Wild Dance (instrumental dance) 
         Reinforcement of B-A-G-E. allegro
         Hungarian instrumental colors
         Grapevine step - minor pentatonic

6. Wisdom (proverb from Zimbabwe: Song/Recorder Setting)
          6/8 meter in speech and A-G-E pattern
          Movement with the djembe drum and mbira

7. Waltz for D 
          Introduction of "D", a variation of "Waltz for A" found in Three to Get Ready
          New rhythm: dotted quarter/eighth
          Experience reading 3/4 meter and movement in 3|

8. Whistlin' in the Dark (instrumental piece)
          Application of "D"
          Movement improvisation swing style
          Recorder improvisation on B-A-G-E-D

9. Follow Your Dreams (Skyeboat song adapted)
           Application of dotted rhythm learned earlier
           Reinforcement of B-A-G-E-D
           Theme song for "Everything Good Takes Time" musical
            Reinforcement of reading

10. River Mist (Instrumental study)
            Practice for intervals D B A and ABD for later song
            Glide, float, press movement applications

11. Cotton Eyed Joe (American folksong) 
             Reading reinforcement
             Application of B-D interval
             Recorder and song duet

12. Funky Five (instrumental piece) 
            Reading reinforcement
            Application of B-A-G-E-D in rock style
            Funky dancing

13. This Little Light of Mine (Gospel) 
            Application of B-A-G-E-D in Gospel style, playing and singing
            Reading reinforcement
            Movement improvisation

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This is the best recorder book ever! Wish they would do more. Have never had my kids so enthusiastic!
Bonnie C on Dec 31, 2011
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