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Windsongs Book 6

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Alto Odyssey Book 6 
The Windsongs Series
For Recorder, Orff or Kodaly Programs 
By Berthe Kulich and Joe Berarducci
Book
67 pages 

This recorder book for children is designed for classroom or individual instruction. It is the sixth in a sequential series of six books leading from the first steps in recorder playing to musical literacy and the threshold of consort playing.

Fingering for the alto recorder - upper register (lower register is introduced in Book 5) and traditional notation is used. Each book in the series serves as a workbook as there are tasks and exercises for the children to complete.

The material in the series draws on the heritage of folk songs in Canada (and the USA) relevant to children of all ages. This book adds intervals, bass clef, short history of the recorder,and ensemble playing. It also adds Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music, with folk songs to sing and dance. There are some places for students to draw notes and other written activities.    

For upper elementary grades. 

Contents:

  • Fingering Chart
  • How to Play the Recorder: A Review
  • Fingering E - D - C: Suo Gan
  • Fingering: A - G: Cruising
  • Fingering: A - G: La Bergamasca; Nonesuch; A Saint-Malo; Farandole
  • Fingering: Low Bb
  • Fingering: Low F: Song of the Ass
  • Fingering: F - G: Carousel 1 and 2; Gavotte; We Gather Together; Bolivian Dance
  • Fingering: F#: Three Blind Mice
  • Fingering: High A - Bb - C: Viva la Musica; G Major Scale (a round); Entendez-vous Sur l'Ormeau; Donkey Round; A Ram Sam Sam
  • Playing Up an Octave: G Major Scale; C Major Scale; F Major Scale; Grant Us Peace
  • Fingering: High D: Puer Nobis; Danish Lullabye
  • History of the Recorder
  • 13th Century: Robin and Marion; Tempus Adest Florium; Estampie
  • 14th Century: In Dulci Jubilo
  • The Bass Recorder
  • Trotto
  • 15th Century: Basse Dance
  • 16th Century: Pavane d'Angleterre; Gavotte; Bouffons (Sword Dance); Ronde (Circle Dance); Now Is the Month of Maying; Pavana
  • 17th Century: De Zoete Zoomer Tyden (The Sweet Summer Times); Divisions On the Carman's Whistle; Hornpipe
  • 18th Century: Minuet; Cotillion; Menuet in G Major; Overture; The Alphabet
  • Introduction to Folk Dances and Folk Songs
  • Red River Valley
  • Alberta Homestead
  • Early One Morning
  • English Country Garden
  • Fool's Jig
  • Lads a Bunchum
  • The Gypsy Rover
  • The Gentle Maiden
  • Jim Along Josie
  • Hold My Mule
  • Pirate's Song
  • The Crested Hen
  • French Reel
  • D'Hammerschmiedsg'selln
  • Ersko Kolo
  • Catalonian Dance
  • Bela Kawe
  • Bassez Down
  • Apat-apat
  • Les Saluts
  • Un Canadien Errant
  • C'est l'Aviron
  • Vive la Canadienne
  • Gai Lon la le Rosier
  • La Laines des Moutons
  • Alto Odyssey

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I used this series when I taught elementary school and really liked it. I have been looking for it for my private studio for a while. I started the Grade 2 (age 7) in Book 1 and went right through to book 6 by the time they were in Grade 6. Great series!
Kathleen L on Apr 11, 2012

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