Known to be a fun and successful first year classroom recorder method, the Recorder Resource by Denise Gagne will keep your students playing long after your recorder unit ends. Familiar songs usually give at least one verse of the lyrics. New musical concepts (slur, pickup note, etc.) are introduced throughout the book. Listening suggestions, composer biographies and theory and note name practice are also included. Teacher book and CD (item 805000) are available separately.
Note progression: B, A, G, E, D, high C, high D, F, low C.
Contents: All About the Recorder, How to Care for the Recorder, How Notes Are Named, Counting Music, Fingering Chart.
Let's Begin: Just B, Just A, A & B Blues, Just G, Name Your Notes (pencil exercise), G & A Blues, Side Step (B, A & G), Au Claire de la Lune (with literal translation), Hot Cross Buns Theme & Variations.
New note E: Starlight, Lucy Locket, Kagome, BAGE Blues, Little Tommy Tiddlemouse, Trampin', Doggie Doggie, Salish Hand Game, Skin and Bones.
New note D: Frog in the Middle, Country Swing, Name Your Notes (pencil exercise), Ho Ho Watanay, My Paddle, Rondo (w/ exercise: You Create a B Section).
New note high C: "C" You in Dixie, Hush Little Baby, Name Your Notes (pencil exercise), Sanctus, Bouffons.
New note high D: C & D, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, Ode to Joy, Renaissance Round (4-part round).
New note F: Closet Key, Theme from Symphony #9- New World (Dvorak), Morning, Good King Wenceslas, Jingle Bells, Jolly Old St. Nicholas (duet).
New note low C: The C Scale, Camptown Races.