Recorder Revolutions (Teacher Book and Interactive Whiteboard CD Pack)
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Recorder Revolutions by Tim Wiegand is a high-energy, comprehensive soprano recorder curriculum intended to get your kids motivated to learn how to read and play music! The teacher's edition includes songs, dances, games, and activities to help your students revolutionize their recorder playing. The book contains two audio CDs with play-along tracks that both include and exclude the sound of the soprano recorder. The interactive CD-ROM accompanies Tim Wiegand's popular recorder curriculum, Recorder Revolutions, and includes over 130 slides. The interactive, colorful slides contain playable music, question and answer charts, fingering charts, song lyrics, videos, and much more! Simply project the visuals and press the play button!
Interactive CD-ROM includes a PowerPoint File, SMART Notebook File, Promethean ActivInspire File, and over one hundred printable posters! These visuals do not include many of the elements from the text book, so it is recommended to use both together.
Note progression: B, A, G, E, D, F, C', D', F#, C, E'
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I'd give this 10 stars if I could
Tim Wiegand is a fantastic music educator who brings a modern spin on teaching the recorder. My kids absolutely love the accompaniment tracks, and I love how diverse the styles are. You can teach so many music concepts besides recorder with this resource! I love how he starts simple with one note in each song so you can work on technique and rhythm, then adds a new note at appropriate times. I love that there are opportunities to sing. I love that he adds movement suggestions. I love the Level Up concept. It focuses them in on the more difficult concepts and they want to become more and more advanced! I am using this with my 3rd and 4th graders this year, and I definitely recommend getting the interactive pack. It's so valuable! I can see how over time you could use this for 3rd and 4th and then get Johnny Jazz for the more advanced 5th graders. This would also be GREAT curriculum for a recorder club or ensemble. I cannot recommend this curriculum highly enough!!
Recorder Revolutions Book and Interactive Whiteboard CD Pack
So excited! As I listened to the accompaniments and began to review the pieces in this book, I was thrilled to see a musical style that will be relevant to my students. Although I enjoy the current recorder curriculum that we are using in the classroom, many of the songs feel like " little kid" songs to my students. In contrast, the songs in Music Revolutions are upbeat with modern accompaniments and orff arrangements that my students will think are "cool". That makes this a win! It will also be very helpful to have a powerpoint presentation with embedded accompaniments and examples (Although the materials came with interactive files, I don't have a smart-board, so I was relieved to see that there were also power-point files). I am looking forward to trying these pieces with students.
This resource is amazing! The songs progress in a logical sequence for kids, the great accompaniments make the songs even more enjoyable, and the whiteboard visuals and posters make the teacher's life so much easier. You can simply project the song and everything is right there for you. You and your students will LOVE using this resource!
Unique and Relevant. Your kids will love it!
I just purchased the Recorder Revolutions book and whiteboard cd combo pack, and after reviewing it, am very excited to introduce it to our kids next year. The CD rom works great, with or without a whiteboard. The tracks are all modern and relevant, so that our 5th graders will be excited to play them. Mr. Wiegand has a great way of introducing new notes and concepts through catchy songs that the kids play and sing on and will certainly remember. He has also included singing and Orff arrangements, which is something I was looking for. I’ve never seen a recorder method book like this one. It is an integrated and fresh approach that feels like a much more natural progression into the world of recorders for our half hour music classes. Because of this great resource, I’m expecting next year to be a great year for our 5th grade classes!
Revolutions Book and Interactive Whiteboard CD Pack
Are you looking for something fresh and new for your recorder classroom? Tim Weigand's Recorder Revolutions Book and Interactice Whiteboard tools are for you! This is fresh and fun! My students LOVE it! As we play through the songs, the kids often say "Mrs. C this is my jam!." The songs are new and inventive and the kids enjoy creating music with a background track. It makes them feel like they are making "real" music. The Whiteboard tools are great! They are fully prepared for your classroom use- no planning time needed and it includes printables! It doesn't get any better than this!