My Recorder Reader 2 (3rd Edition) 47 Songs in C and F Pentatonics By Isabel McNeill Carley Softcover Book 23 pages For beginning soprano recorder player
The collection of folk songs, original melodies and short exercises are all pentatonic and ordered so that the beginning recorder player can gain security with each new tone before adding another. It’s a “reader” book with almost no explanations of notation or techniques. C and F major pentatonic and their related minors (a and d) and a few variant pentatonic are used. Tones introduced are G E A C’ C D’ E’ F F’.
Simple accompaniments for non-pitched and pitched percussion are sometimes included.
This third edition retains the contents of the second edition with the addition of expanded reference and resource materials.
Introductory pages Author’s Foreword (To Learn a New Song) Hand Signs and Instrument Abbreviations Reading and Saying Time Names Editor’s Note
Part I – C Pentatonic and its Related Modes
Begin on G and E, Cookies, Constantinople, In and Out,
Add A, Rover, Conversation,
Add C’, Tinker Tailor, Name Chant, Church Bells, Jenny Jenkins, Fanfare, Riddle Rondo,
Add D, Daddy Shot a Bear, Marching, Evening,
Add C, Down in the Meadow, Barnyard Song, Kansas Boys, Restless Sea, Railroad Bill, Scherzo, Tideo, Shady Grove, Jim Along Josie,
Add D’, Hop Up My Ladies, Old Betty Larkin,
Add E’, The Band, Run Chillen Run, The Swapping Song, Jig, Old Dan Tucker, Stewball.
Part II – F Pentatonic and its Related Modes
Add F, Cotton-Eye Joe, As-Tu Vu?, Reuben Ranzo, Old Gray Mare, Sally Buck, A la Claire Fontaine, Il Etait une Bergere, Hold On!, Night Herding Song, Willowbee, The Devil’s Questions, Bonnie Doon, Land of the Silver Birch,
Add F’, Colorado Trail, Come O’er the Stream Charlie, Kashmir Song.
Resources Fingerings for Recorders in F and C