White Belt Dojo
Music for Beginning Recorder Players
Arranged by Paul Jennings and John Riggio
Teacher's Handbook and performance/accompaniment CD
A collection of nine graded, easy songs that are relatively short with brief intros and endings that make them ideal for testing multiple students or providing good material for early performances. Each song is presented progressivly with a mix of styles and rhythmic interest. there are well-known tunes, newly arranged ones, and original compositions. The songs are presented in 34 different tracks, with several of them presented in multiple tempos or lengths.
Thunder Hawk - driving rock using B and A
ACcelerate - energetic groove with keyboard counterpoint , A and C'
Bumblebee Bop - swingin' send up of Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee; just B
Chillaxin' - rhythmic but laid back accompaniment; lots of step-wise practice for B, A, and G
Flutter by, Butterfly - gentle 3/4 time; B, A, and G
Luna Kahuna - Au Claire de la Lune set to surfer rock; B, A, and G
Lightspeed Caterpillar - roller-coaster rock with sound effects and a melody full of ups and downs; B, A, and G
Renaissance Circle Dance - familiar period dance with authentic period accompaniment tracks; B, A, G and C'
Juba Jump - light and Latin; B, A, G, C'