Recorder MonsterBy Mari SchayTeacher book, CD, CD-ROM, and digital access80 pagesGrades 3-6
Enter a world of silly lyrics, fun monsters, and quality music instruction with this fun and easy-to-use recorder curriculum. Each unit begins with a monster-narrated lesson and a "monster mantra" that reinforces the main skill emphasized in the unit. Warm-up exercises provide engaging activities to strengthen freshly learned notes and rhythms, and recorder repertoire based on traditional songs with silly monster lyrics increases student buy-in. Each unit has 5 songs that use the pitches, rhythms, and symbols introduced in that unit and in earlier units.
There is a consort piece and an ensemble piece for each unit. The consort pieces are recorder duets and trios. The ensembles include one or two soprano recorder parts, three pitched percussion parts, and one or two non-pitched percussion parts. One of the recorder parts is always more challenging when there are two recorder parts. You and your students can visit an online Recorder Monster site and register to access Recorder Monster resources in or out of the classroom, including demonstration and accompaniment tracks and notated music for all of the songs. Get students excited about their successes with collectable Recorder Monster trading cards that they earn by playing. The teacher book contains printable versions of every poster, monster trading card, student page, and visual aid you will need. Pre-printed poster packs, trading cards, student books, and an interactive software package are available separately. Contents About Recorder Monster Supplements for Success Routines for Becoming a Recorder Monster Day 1: Introducing the Recorder Unit 1: B, A, and G; Quarter Notes, Quarter Rests, and Eighth Notes*Unit 2: Low E and Low D; Half Notes and Half Rests *Unit 3: High C and High D; Half Notes and Half Rests Unit 4: Playing All the Notes You Know; Dotted Half Notes, Whole Notes, Whole Rests Unit 5: All of the Natural Notes on the Recorder; Sixteenth Notes*Units 2 and 3 are interchangeable.ConsortsEnsembles