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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.

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
recommended by author who I know
Debbie S on Dec 1, 2011

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