Journey Around the Globe with Recorder!
By Darla Meek
Book and CD-ROM
24 pedagogy lessons for teaching the soprano recorder. Recorder playing is an integral part of the music classroom experience in these lessons. The first two notes taught are G and E. Notes are introduced individually, in sequence, and in a musical context.
The songs selected come from a variety of cultures. Students will learn about the culture from singing the songs, playing the music and games, and participating in the dances.
The included CD-ROM has PowerPoint slides for the steps in the lessons as well as to provide a brief look into the cultures of the songs in the book. Phonetic spellings are included for songs in languages other than English.
1: Haru Ga Kita (Spring Is Coming) - Japan
2: Que Llueva! - Latin American children's song
3. Paw Paw Patch - Appalachian play party
4. Yellow Bird - Haitian Creole song
5. Mongolian Night Song - Mongolian folk song
6. Sioux Indian Lullaby - traditional Sioux song
7. Yangtze River Chantey - Chinese working song
8. Hei Tama Tu Tama = Maori hand game
9. Pat Works on the Railway - Irish-American work song
10. Over My Head - African-American spiritual
11. Olinda Keliya - New Year's folk song
12. Sakura - folk song from Japan
13. Al Citron - Mexican game song
14. Chicago Sunset - blues piece by Charlie Musselwhite
15. Ievan Polkka (Eva's Polka) - Finnish popular Song
16. Sleep, Baby, Sleep - American folk lullaby
17. The Birch Tree - Russian folk song
18. Funga Alafia - African-style welcome song
19. Skip to My Lou - American frontier play party
20. Song of the Witches - from Macbeth by William Shakespeare
21. Doraji - Korean folk song
22. Simi Yadech - Israeli folk dance
23. Ali Pasha - Turkish folk song
24. Down the River - American sea shantey
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