It's Recorder Time soprano recorder method by Alfred D'Auberge and Morton Manus is packed with original, folk, classical and familiar songs, as well as many duets and 2 trios. Musical concepts (time signature, measures, etc.) are reviewed as the learning musician progresses, and each piece includes breath marks for phrasing. Familiar songs have a verse of the lyrics shown. Included, is a brief introduction to the recorder family, playing technique, and basic music theory. This method is recommended for grades 3-4 and up.
Note Progression: B, A, G, high C, high D, F, E, D, F#, Bb, low C. Contents: The Recorder Family (soprano, alto, tenor, bass, big (C) bass, sopranino); Preface (how to hold the recorder, production of tone, care of the recorder); Getting Acquainted with Music (notes, staff, treble clef). Let's Play with B Let's Play with A -And Away We Go. And Down to G-Merrily, The Animal Fair, Au Clair de la Lune, 3 Blind Mice (duet). Up to C -Happy New Year (duet), Riddle Song, Liverpool Chantey, Hot Cross Buns, Barcarolle (duet, with preparation exercises). Up to D -I Know Where I'm Going, Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Aura Lee (duet), Rhythm-E-Tick (pencil exercise - find the total number of beats for the notes shown), Jingle Bells (duet), Good King Wenceslas (duet). And Now to F -Exercise in Leaps, Canon, Eighth Note Exercises, Shortnin' Bread, Lightly Row (duet), Christmas Is Coming. Down to E -Musette from Anna Magdalena's Notebook (duet), Village Polka, Big City Polka, Alpine Song (duet), Up On the Housetop. Low D -Time to Get Up, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Carnival of Venice, Red River Valley, Big Rock Candy Mountain. F# -O Come All Ye Faithful (duet), Donkey Round, Row Row Row Your Boat (trio), Down In the Valley (duet), When the Saints Go Marching In (duet), Magic Block Puzzle (pencil exercise), Merry Widow Waltz (trio), Dotted Quarter Note Exercises, Our Boys Will Shine Tonight, Far Above Cayuga's Waters, Michael Row the Boat Ashore, Theme from a Mozart Sonata (duet), Staccato Exercises, Oats and Beans and Barley Grow, Rakes of Mallow. Bb -Oh Susanna, 10 Little Indians. Low C -Lavender’s Blue (duet), Hymn from Finlandia, Way Down Upon the Swanee River, Scarborough Fair, The First Noel; Note Chart for the Soprano Recorder.