"Three to Get Ready" is an enjoyable set of original pieces and arrangements for the beginning recorder player. Written by experienced teachers Chris and Judith Thomas, the pieces include a variety of styles, tempi and moods, and use the notes B, A, and G. This book/CD pack includes an accompaniment
"Three to Get Ready" is an enjoyable set of original pieces and arrangements for the beginning recorder player. Written by experienced teachers Chris and Judith Thomas, the pieces include a variety of styles, tempi and moods, and use the notes B, A, and G. This book/CD pack includes an accompaniment CD, reproducible student activity sheets, and a teacher guide with lesson suggestions using singing, playing, movement, improvisation, reading, writing and ear training. Perfect for grades 3 - 4. Contents: "B" Ready "B" Funky Waltz for "A" Sheep May Safely Graze Tango Will You "G" I'm Good What's in Your BAG? Oh, How I Love to Play Go To Sleep! Ring, Ring the Big Bell! Glory Train
Best CD for Teaching Recorder
I have had about 6 of these CD's over my career and have done a fair amount of creating my own songs to go with these accompaniment pieces. There is a book that goes with the CD but I have chosen to let my own creative spirit create some new songs for my students. Several of these also include perfect opportunities for students to do some practice on improvisation. This CD is now a favorite of mine when I substitute teach and work with students on the recorder. I would recommend that any elementary music teacher buy this CD and let your imaginations fly.
fantastic engaging resource
This book has been the basis of my recorder teaching for a few years now. It is great for engaging all of the students, not just the ones who love music.
It slows the pace of learning just enough to make it accessible to all students, and allows the students to gain coordination, and tone in their recorder playing. As they gain confidence, it is then possible to challenge them with more notes, and more challenging music.
the movement, and improvisation, and history lessons are fun, and interesting, and have great variety.
I have formatted many of my own lessons after the model this outlines. It has had a big influence on my teaching.