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Recorder with Poems and Tales: A Literary Complement
Stories, poetry, rhymes, and chants are all staples in
elementary music classrooms, and these literary forms can be a
fine complement to recorder instruction. Developing technique
on recorder, as with any instrument, requires repetition, and
stories and poetry can be the perfect
vehicle for this kind of practice. Repetition is embedded
activities found in this new recorder resource from Donna
thereby alleviating the need for boring drills. Whether it is
a single note, a combination of notes or an entire melody,
these stories and poems (both original and adapted from children's literature) provide fun and engaging contexts for learning basic recorder skills. They can also be used as
to promote creativity, and several of the lesson in the book include improvisation, composition, and extended recorder techniques. The final section of the book contains stories that can be used to tie together several short
melodies for a performance or review. Electronic visual aids in the form of PowerPoint files can be downloaded for each lesson.
Book with PowerPoint files, 39 pages.