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Recorder Improvisation and Technique Book 2



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Recorder Improvisation and Technique Book 2
Intermediate for Alto and Soprano Recorder
By Isabel McNeill Carley

Like Book One, Book Two is designed to parallel and supplement the basic material in the Orff Schulwerk publications, and to spell out in detail how the sequence can best be applied to learning and teaching the recorder.

Book Two concentrates on the alto recorder, with improvisations, exercises, and appropriate repertoire. Part I begins with lessons transferring pentatonic fingering patterns to the alto instrument until the notation is thoroughly familiar. Then the major scales in F, C, G and Bb are elucidated by "filling in the holes" in the familiar pentatonic scales, through improvisation, exercises and repertoire in hexatonic and diatonic versions.

Part II introduces the other diatonic modes in a similar fashion, concluding with shifting chord techniques and examples of paraphony - parallel melodic progressions using fourths and fifths - treated in historical and improvisatory contexts.

Introduction to Second Edition
Lesson 1:  Set I Pentatonic Fingerings (F Pentatonic on AR)
   Titles:  Down in the Meadow, Jig, Block Island Tune, Old Betty Larkin
Lesson 2:  Set II Pentatonic Fingerings (C Pentatonic on AR) 
   Titles:  Hop Up My Ladies, Mary Mack, Come Up Horsey, Hush My Babe, Jack of Diamonds
Lesson 3:  Set III Pentatonic Fingerings (Bb Pentatonic on AR)
   Tiltes:  Chippewa Flute Melody, Colorado Trail

Lesson 4:  F Hexatonic, F Major, Hand signs for Fa and Ti, High and Low Bb on AR
   Titles:  The Flora Dance, The Seagull, The Souling Song, Piping Tim of Galway
Lesson 5:  C Hexatonic, C Major, High and Low B on AR
   Titles:  Three Little Pigs, By'm Bye
Lesson 6:  G Major, High and Low F# on AR and SR, Set IV Fingerings, Variations
   Titles:  Cherubini's Canon, Injun John, Fiddle Tune, Hot Cross Bun Variations
Lesson 7:  Eb on AR and SR, Pentatonic Modes, Introduction to the Diatonic Modes
   Titles:  The British Grenadiers, Dick's Maggot, Come and Join Our Dancing, Haste Thee Nymph

Lesson 8:  Aeloian Mode, G# on AR and SR
   Titles:  Childgrove, Consolation, Searching for Lambs, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,
              Provencal Dance, Picardy, Woodicock
Lesson 9:  Dorian Mode
   Titles:  Como Poden, Basse Danse "Jouissance Vous Donnerai," Noel Nouvelet,
              The Outlandish Knight, Dorian Rondo
Lesson 10:  Phrygian Mode
   Titles:  Phrygian Dance
Lesson 11:  Mixolydian Mode
   Titles:  Mixolydian Rondo, Hungarian Dance, Old Joe Clarke, Whoopee-Ti-Yi-Yo

Lesson 12:  Shifting Chords
   Titles:  Goddesses, Lord Carnarvan's Jig, The Old Mole, The Drunken Sailor,

Lesson 13:  Paraphony, Organum, Faux Bourdon
   Titles:  Sit Gloria, Hymn to St. Magnus, Beata Viscera, Bobby

More to Learn, Recorder Fingering Chart, Recorder Fingering Sets I - IV


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