Soprano Recorder Classroom Method Book
By Chris Judah-Lauder
Book and PowerPoint CD
A refreshing, hands-free-approach recorder method for classroom or individual use. Included in this package is a CD of full color PowerPoint visuals containing over 100 songs and exercises, assessment grids and fingering chart. Every unit has its own PowerPoint presentation which includes additional suggestions for theory, articulation and instrumental accompaniment. The PowerPoint format keeps students focused on the music, allows time for group score analysis and is a step towards going green. There is a strong emphasis on improvisation and student-created variations and forms. Most songs are 8 to 16 measures in length with many duets included. A larger staff font is used to help children stay focused.
Sequence of pitches taught: B, A, G, low E, high C, high D, low D, F#, low C, low F and high E.
Permission is granted for the purchaser of this package to download the CD and make copies for one school.
Unit 1: Playing Pitch "B"; Improvise Over B
Unit 2: Adding Pitches "A" and "G"; Just A Note, Playing A and B, Playing G, Playing G and A, Down the Staff plus 3 Variations and 1 Improvisation
Unit 3: More Songs with "B," "A," and "G"; Somthing Hiding, Hot Cross Buns plus 2 Variations, Strolling, Try Three, Upward, Au Clair de la Lune, Sleep Baby Sleep, Syn-Co-Pa (duet), Grandma Grunts, The Cricket (duet)
Unit 4: Adding "Low E"; Boat Song, Starting with E plus 2 Variations, Down to E (duet), Bye Baby Bunting, Giddy Up My Burro, Hotaru Koi
Unit 5: Adding "High C"; Juba, Boil Them Cabbage Down (duet), Engine Engine Number Nine, Rise Sally Rise, Slowly in Three (trio), Walk Briskly, Sweet Tooth, Down in the Meadow
Unit 6: Adding "High D"; Lady Come, Taking Turns (duet) plus 1 Variation, Bought Me a Cat, Jim Along Josie (duet), Good King Wenceslas, Jingle Bells, Kansas Boys (duet in B section)
Unit 7: Adding "Low D"; Moonlight, The Jolly Miller, The Little Bells of Westminster, Hey Betty Martin, A Hundred Miles, Old MacDonald Had a Farm, Chichipapa, Bugle Call, Lullaby (Sioux Indian), Hush Little Baby, Toodala
Unit 8: Adding "F#"; Lady Come, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Are You Sleeping?, Burgundian Dance, On the Mountain (trio), Bingo, La Raspa (duet in B section), The Farandole (duet)
Unit 9: Adding "Low C"; Little Tommy Tinker, Duet in C, Tideo, Hanging Around C, Papa's Billy Goat (duet)
Unit 10: Adding "Low F"; Ram Sam Sam, Lullaby Round, Old Texas, The Lame Crane, Shoo Shoo Shoo Reparoo, A-Hunting We Will Go, Wake Me! (duet)
Unit 11: Adding "High E"; Peas Porridge Hot, Ego Sum Pauper, Land of the Silver Birch, Travel, Auld Lang Syne, Feeling Good