Recorder Unit

Step 1

Recorder Class Method


Step 2

Getting Started


Step 3

Your First Tone

Notes

Care and Cleaning:

Use a cleaning rod to run a soft cloth through the recorder and genty into the mouthpiece. If the recorder has sections, take it apart to clean each part. 

Occasionally, you may want to clean plastic recorders in warm, soapy water and rinse with clean water. Let the recorder(s) dry before playing again or storing. 


Step 4

Placing Your Fingers


Step 5

Let's Play B

Notes

Tonguing:

The tongue starts the sound by releasing the air stream. Each tone should start with a soft “doo” sound. For notes followed by a rest, stop the air stream with a gentle, silent “d.”


Step 6

Let's Play A


Step 7

Let's Play G


Step 8

Changing Notes


Step 9

From the Top


Step 10

Up and Down


Step 11

Watch the Rests


Step 12

Show What You Know!


Step 13

Note Check


Step 14

Step it Up


Step 15

Stick Together


Step 16

Time Out


Step 17

Heads Up


Step 18

What's Baking?


Step 19

Instant Replay


Step 20

Twice Is Nice


Step 21

Echoes


Step 22

Name This Tune!


Step 23

At Pierre’s Door


Step 24

Skipping Around


Step 25

Suo Gan


Step 26

Rolling Along


Step 27

Rhythm Rap

Notes

Clap and Count: 

Help your students learn a new rhythm pattern with this Rhythm Rap. This rhythm will be used in the next playing example. 


Step 28

Eighth Note Groove


Step 29

Rhythm Rap 2

Notes

Clap and Count: 

Help your students learn a new rhythm pattern with this Rhythm Rap. This rhythm will be used in the next playing example. 


Step 30

Mix ’Em Up


Step 31

Hop Old Squirrel


Step 32

Rhythm Rap 3

Notes

Clap and Count: 

Help your students learn a new rhythm pattern with this Rhythm Rap. This rhythm will be used in the next playing example. 


Step 33

Two By Two


Step 34

Hot Cross Buns


Step 35

The Bell Tower


Step 36

Down by the Station


Step 37

On the March


Step 38

Good News


Step 39

Dry Bones


Step 40

Grandma Grunts – Duet


Step 41

The Boatman


Step 42

Let's Play E

Notes

To play the note E, students will use both hands. When lifting their fingers, encourage students to keep the fingers just above the holes they cover. 


Step 43

Star Light, Star Bright


Step 44

Tribal Dance


Step 45

Flower Song


Step 46

Ding Dong Dell


Step 47

Lucy Locket


Step 48

Wonderings


Step 49

Little Sally Water


Step 50

A Tisket A Tasket


Step 51

Enchanted Melody

Notes

Enchanted Melody provides an opportunity for students to become composers. The last 2 bars of this piece are unfinished. Encourage students to compose and write their own ending using the notes B, A, G, or E. Be sure 4 beats are included in each measure. Have student volunteers perform their composition for the class. 


Step 52

Fit to Be Tied


Step 53

Alouette


Step 54

Alouette – The Sequel


Step 55

Kings and Castles


Step 56

Country Jig


Step 57

Rhythm Rap 4

Notes

Clap and Count: 

Help your students learn a new rhythm pattern with this Rhythm Rap. This rhythm will be used in the next playing example. 


Step 58

Three Beat Jam


Step 59

Fais-Do-Do


Step 60

Court Dance


Step 61

Rockin’ Rests