Steps to Prep the Recorder: Get your students making music the first day they play! By Kate Bright, recorder enthusiast The very first time I picked up a recorder, I fell deeply in love with this sweet instrument. I grew up as a clarinetist, but developed jaw problems and had to quit woodwinds forever –… Read more »
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The Active Music and Movement Classroom: So Much Fun “in Store!” Drue M. Bullington Part 2 of a glimpse into one teacher’s answer to the challenges of having students manage the use and storage of a variety of instruments in an active elemental music and movement classroom. (Read Part 1 here) Un-tuned Percussion Storage: All… Read more »
Playing With Improvisation 2, 4, 6, 8 – Recorder Version B Section 2, 4, 6, 8 – RECORDER Teaching Process: Sing song and ask students to label form. (abca) Sing the first 4-beat motive, the a motive. Students echo the a motive. Students sing the a motives and you sing the b & c motives…. Read more »
In this excerpt from Journey Around the Globe with Recorder!*, Darla Meek shares her lesson for soprano recorder, Que Llueva. This lesson includes a game, an Orff arrangement, and a contrasting section composed by the students. *Copyright © 2016 by Sweet Pipes. Used with permission. Journey Around the Globe With Recorder! is a series of 24 lessons for… Read more »
I am the type of teacher who uses recorders with my students throughout the year. Sometimes we use the recorders every lesson for several classes in a row; sometimes we don’t. Because I use my recorders in this way, asking the children to take them home and bring them back each class does not work… Read more »
In this excerpt from Recorder: A Creative Sequence*, Alan Purdum shares his lesson for soprano recorder, Green Sally Up. Students use low D and E for playing and improvising, and experience the jazz elements in a children’s hand clapping game. *Copyright © 2014 by Cedar River Music. Used with permission. The third volume in the Creative Sequence series,… Read more »
October brings crimson leaves, glowing jack-o-lanterns, and children eager for Halloween tricks and treats. Amy Fenton shares a creative process for capturing the rhythms of the season in her Halloween lesson for soprano recorder: Candy Corn Composition.