Steps to Prep the Recorder

Recorder

A student’s journey on the recorder must begin before they even touch an instrument. Kate Bright shares her strategy to ensure that all elements are in place. With proper preparation, your students will be making music on the first day they play!

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Everybody Has a Name

Each child’s name, either given or chosen is a gift and a core part of their identity. In this lesson, Charissa [kuh-rih-suh] combines a chant and a variety of children’s books that focus on the importance of our names.

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Lesson: Korean Dragonfly Song

dragonfly

Minhee Kim shares her lesson, Jamjari Kkongkkong, which is based on a traditional Korean song about dragonflies. Children sing this song while chasing dragonflies in the hopes that the insects will freeze and be caught.

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Types of Borduns in Elementary General Music

Bordun

One way to instantly bring more musical interest and musical independence to the elementary general music classroom is by adding a bordun. Victoria Boler defines what borduns are, looks at four different types, and provides guidelines for making your own musical decisions.

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