Recorder Improvisation and Technique Book 2 Intermediate for Alto and Soprano Recorder By Isabel McNeill Carley Book Like Book One, Book Two is designed to parallel and supplement the basic material in the Orff Schulwerk publications, and to spell out in detail how the sequence can best be applied to learning and teaching the recorder.Book Two concentrates on the alto recorder, with improvisations, exercises, and appropriate repertoire. Part I begins with lessons transferring pentatonic fingering patterns to the alto instrument until the notation is thoroughly familiar. Then the major scales in F, C, G and Bb are elucidated by "filling in the holes" in the familiar pentatonic scales, through improvisation, exercises and repertoire in hexatonic and diatonic versions. Part II introduces the other diatonic modes in a similar fashion, concluding with shifting chord techniques and examples of paraphony - parallel melodic progressions using fourths and fifths - treated in historical and improvisatory contexts.
Contents:Introduction to Second Edition PART I: PENTATONIC SCALES AND MODES Lesson 1: Set I Pentatonic Fingerings (F Pentatonic on AR) Titles: Down in the Meadow, Jig, Block Island Tune, Old Betty Larkin Lesson 2: Set II Pentatonic Fingerings (C Pentatonic on AR) Titles: Hop Up My Ladies, Mary Mack, Come Up Horsey, Hush My Babe, Jack of Diamonds Lesson 3: Set III Pentatonic Fingerings (Bb Pentatonic on AR) Tiltes: Chippewa Flute Melody, Colorado Trail PART II: HEXATONIC SCALES Lesson 4: F Hexatonic, F Major, Hand signs for Fa and Ti, High and Low Bb on AR Titles: The Flora Dance, The Seagull, The Souling Song, Piping Tim of Galway Lesson 5: C Hexatonic, C Major, High and Low B on AR Titles: Three Little Pigs, By'm Bye Lesson 6: G Major, High and Low F# on AR and SR, Set IV Fingerings, Variations Titles: Cherubini's Canon, Injun John, Fiddle Tune, Hot Cross Bun Variations Lesson 7: Eb on AR and SR, Pentatonic Modes, Introduction to the Diatonic Modes Titles: The British Grenadiers, Dick's Maggot, Come and Join Our Dancing, Haste Thee Nymph PART III: DIATONIC MODES Lesson 8: Aeloian Mode, G# on AR and SR Titles: Childgrove, Consolation, Searching for Lambs, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Provencal Dance, Picardy, Woodicock Lesson 9: Dorian Mode Titles: Como Poden, Basse Danse "Jouissance Vous Donnerai," Noel Nouvelet, The Outlandish Knight, Dorian Rondo Lesson 10: Phrygian Mode Titles: Phrygian Dance Lesson 11: Mixolydian Mode Titles: Mixolydian Rondo, Hungarian Dance, Old Joe Clarke, Whoopee-Ti-Yi-Yo PART IV: SHIFTING CHORDS & PARAPHONY Lesson 12: Shifting Chords Titles: Goddesses, Lord Carnarvan's Jig, The Old Mole, The Drunken Sailor, Sh-Ta-Da-Ra-Day
Lesson 13: Paraphony, Organum, Faux Bourdon Titles: Sit Gloria, Hymn to St. Magnus, Beata Viscera, Bobby RESOURCES More to Learn, Recorder Fingering Chart, Recorder Fingering Sets I - IV