Recorder Unit

Step 1 - Getting Started

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Step 2 - Your First Tone

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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 3 - Placing Your Fingers

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Step 4 - Let's Play B

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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 5 - Let's Play A

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Step 6 - Let's Play G

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Step 7 - Changing Notes

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Step 8 - From the Top

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Step 9 - Up and Down

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Step 10 - Watch the Rests

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Step 11 - Show What You Know!

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Step 12 - Note Check

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Step 13 - Step it Up

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Step 14 - Stick Together

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Step 15 - Time Out

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Step 16 - Heads Up

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Step 17 - What's Baking?

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Step 18 - Instant Replay

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Step 19 - Twice Is Nice

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Step 20 - Echoes

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Step 21 - Name This Tune!

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Step 22 - At Pierre’s Door

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Step 23 - Skipping Around

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Step 24 - Suo Gan

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Step 25 - Rolling Along

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Step 26 - Rhythm Rap

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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 27 - Eighth Note Groove

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Step 28 - Rhythm Rap 2

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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 29 - Mix ’Em Up

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Step 30 - Hop Old Squirrel

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Step 31 - Rhythm Rap 3

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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 32 - Two By Two

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Step 33 - Hot Cross Buns

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Step 34 - The Bell Tower

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Step 35 - Down by the Station

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Step 36 - On the March

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Step 37 - Good News

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Step 38 - Dry Bones

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Step 39 - Grandma Grunts – Duet

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Step 40 - The Boatman

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Step 41 - Let's Play E

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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 42 - Star Light, Star Bright

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Step 43 - Tribal Dance

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Step 44 - Flower Song

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Step 45 - Ding Dong Dell

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Step 46 - Lucy Locket

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Step 47 - Wonderings

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Step 48 - Little Sally Water

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Step 49 - A Tisket A Tasket

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Step 50 - Enchanted Melody

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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 51 - Fit to Be Tied

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Step 52 - Alouette

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Step 53 - Alouette – The Sequel

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Step 54 - Kings and Castles

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Step 55 - Country Jig

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Step 56 - Rhythm Rap 4

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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 57 - Three Beat Jam

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Step 58 - Fais-Do-Do

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Step 59 - Court Dance

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Step 60 - Rockin’ Rests

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