Nine-Note Recorder Method: Easy Music for Beginners
By Penny Gardner, author of Charlotte Mason Study Guide, this book is an excellent introduction to the recorder. Created for children, and non-musically-inclined adults, Penny presents the nine-note recorder method in an easy to learn, step-by-step approach. In the front of the book are the finger positions, instruction on how to read music, and tips for playing the recorder comfortably. To start with, only the three notes B, A, and G are introduced, along with thirteen songs to practice on before the next notes are brought into play. From there, you proceed to learn the rest of the notes, while practicing various songs along the way. In all, students learn 147 songs and over 50 duets and rounds, with a mix of children's songs, folk songs, early music, classics, Native American music, multicultural pieces, and Christmas songs. As an added bonus, the back cover pops into a stand, so you can easily display the music. - Stephanie
Learn soprano or tenor recorder with this self-standing book with large, easy-to-read music in standard notation. Uses the 9 easiest notes to play on recorder with simple rhythms. Fold-out fingering charts for quick reference. Arrangements include accompaniment for glockenspiel or xylophone. Over 160 songs, including 16 rounds, 43 duets, and 48 non-Western songs. Promotes music literacy, mastery, and ensemble playing. 76 pages. Spiral bound along top edge. Support a homeschool mom's cottage industry by choosing the Nine-Note Recorder Method.