Essential Elements Recorder Book 1 & CD

By Clements, Kaye Lavender, Paul Menghini, Charles
Item No. 834534
UPC Code 884088404840
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Like the book Essential Elements Recorder, this has a nice variety of songs and starts out pentatonic. This edition adds a CD which has play-along and accompaniment tracks.  The tempo adjustment feature available on the computer software is handy when learning new fingerings or rhythms.  -Kathy

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Proven pedagogy abounds in the Essential Elements for Recorder Classroom Method by Kaye Clements, Charles Menghini, and Paul Lavender. This recorder method blends modern technology with traditional classroom teaching, making it applicable for all teaching situations. Students will enjoy the quick progression from single-note rhythmic learning to familiar songs via the ease of introducing one concept at a time. The Start-up video teaches the basics of posture, hand position, breathing, tonguing, the first few notes and instrument care. The video is accessed on the available CD-ROM or (in the near future) online at The CD's high-quality accompaniments feature real instruments, expertly arranged for young musicians in a variety of styles to make practicing productive and fun. The recorder tracks also introduce various music ensembles such as band, orchestra and choir. Each track's tempo can be adjusted (with included computer software).
A separate Teacher's Book includes teaching tips, strategies, assessment, piano accompaniments, reproducible supplemental materials - everything a classroom teacher needs in an efficient, concise format.
Order of notes taught: B, A, G, E, D, high C, high D, F, F#, Bb, C
Over 130 songs
Instrument Basics
Duets and Rounds
Basic Music Reading Skills
Music History Introduction
Fingering Chart
Author Clements, Kaye Lavender, Paul Menghini, Charles
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