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SOPRANO METHOD BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

for additional material see SUPPLEMENTAL MUSIC (coming soon) & PLAY-A-LONG TEACHING MATERIAL

Please note: prices are subject to change without notice.

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Bodenmann, Hans

THE ABC OF RECORDER PLAYING/ A clever size spiral bound book of 75 pages. It begins with helpful photographs of proper hand and mouth positions. Words and musical notation are in enlarged type. New concepts on a page are highlighted, a blank staffs are provided so children can draw the new note & rhythm. There are some very nice musical games included in this book; many songs have a line for Orff percussion instruments and guitar chords. Notes taught are the lower octave C-C' plus F#,Bb, G#,C#,E',F',G' Fingerings on chart are shown with photographs of hand on a recorder, an assignment page is provided on the last page.

$12.75

ED11464

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Bonsor, Brian ENJOY THE RECORDER, Descant Tutor, Book 1/ A comprehensive method for group, individual and self-learning. "The best way to learn any instrument is to have lessons from a good, experienced teacher… This series of books sets out to help learners of all ages in all three situations… Experienced teachers…will find exercises and fine tunes a-plenty to support their own method at each stage. The less experienced will benefit from many valuable teaching hints culled from long experience and may rely on the books to lead to a sound playing technique and a mastery of simple notation… I can only wish that all who use these books will derive as much pleasure and musical satisfaction and gain as many lasting and valued friendships as I have through this most subtle, delightful and sociable of instruments." Brian Bonsor The book has excellent diagrams of fingers, hands, sitting position and the recorder itself. From Making the First Sound on, there is much helpful writing from the teacher. Notes introduced in Bk. 1 are: B,A,G,C', D',E,D,F#,E',C#',C,F,Bb. A great deal of time is given to the new note, rhythm, articulation etc. that is introduced. Songs are folk, Classical and Renaissance with some Christmas carols and numerous rounds. At the end of the book there are six Concert Pieces written by Brian Bonsor, A table of Music terms and an Index of Tunes. This is all taught in a leisurely 101 pages. Suitable for the older child.

$14.95

ED11465

 

Bonsor, Brian ENJOY THE RECORDER, Descant Tutor, Book 1 Accompaniments and Notes for Teachers/ Contains 3 pages of notes for teachers with supplementary information throughout the book; the bulk of the book contains excellent piano accompaniments – 170 pages with Index of Tunes at back of Spiral-bound Book.

$30.95

ED11466 Bonsor, Brian ENJOY THE RECORDER, Descant Tutor, Book 2/ A continuation of book 1 working through the upper octave to high D'', as well as, the remaining sharps and flats. Attention is given to difficult finger movements, with more information on tonguing and ornamentation. Musical material consists of exercises, folk songs from around the world, and tunes from the Renaissance and Baroque eras. For the older child.

$16.95

ED11467 Bonsor, Brian ENJOY THE RECORDER, Descant Tutor, Book 2 Accompaniments and Notes for Teachers/ There is a brief introduction explaining using book 2 and supplemental information when a new note or musical idea is introduced to the child. The majority of the 175 pages contain the excellent piano accompaniments with Index of Tunes at back of Spiral-bound book.

$25.00

CM1001

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Burakoff, Gerald & Sonya THE CLASSROOM RECORDER, Bk 1 soprano / Written for the elementary school music classroom. It introduces one new note at a time and includes no exercises. In place of exercises, pages 4-11 introduce the new notes in recorder and voice duets. Lyrics are included and musical symbols are given without explanation so that teachers can introduce these symbols in their own way. The book introduces low-D,E, F#, F,A,B,C,D. There are 33 songs, 23 pages. Additional material - THE DUET RECORDER Bk. 1, CM1002

$3.25

CM1013 Burakoff, Gerald & Sonya THE CLASSROOM RECORDER, Bk 2 soprano/ A continuation of book I with the following notes taught: low- C,F,G#,Bb,C#, high- Eb,E,F,F#,G,A. Each note is introduced slowly with a short etude and numerous melodies, including duets. When it is a song the lyrics are included. For additional material - THE DUET RECORDER Bk. 2, CM1015 see SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL.

$4.25

CM1045 Burakoff, G. & S. SOPRANO FINGERING CHART (Baroque & German)

$2.00

H55 Burakoff, Gerald THE ELEMENTARY METHOD FOR SOPRANO RECORDERS/ A systematic method for classroom use with very easy progressions, the range is low D to 4th line D. Brief introduction & explanation of rhythm. Each new note or musical concept is introduced with a warm-up exercise and 3 songs with lyrics. 32 pages. Fingering chart included.

$5.95

SP2358

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Burakoff, Gerald & Sonya HANDS ON RECORDER/ A completely sequenced beginning soprano method book for the 3rd and 4th grade instructional level, with musical and technical suggestions for the student and teacher. Notes are taught in a pentatonic sequence: B,A,G,E,D,C',F#. The music used represents many cultures and styles with traditional and original lyrics. There are 45 delightful selections, fingering diagrams, and fingering chart. Suitable for both group and individual instruction. 32 pages. CD accompaniment available (see next item)

$3.50

SP2358CD Arnold, Alan HANDS ON RECORDER CD/ An outstanding accompaniment CD composed, arranged and orchestrated by Alan Arnold. Contains 26 selected instrumental accompaniments which are musically appropriate, enhance an compliment each selection and add a new dimension to the student's musical experience an knowledge. Divided channels allow students to hear the complete stereo performance of recorder and accompaniment together, as well as, recorder or accompaniment separately, by adjusting the balance control on the CD player.

$12.95

SP2308

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Burakoff, Gerald & Sonya RECORDER TIME, Bk 1 soprano/ A completely sequenced step-by-step soprano method book for young beginners (3rd & 4th grades) with musical and technical suggestions for teacher and student. Note sequence: B,A,G,C,'D,'F#,E,D. Includes 37 appealing tunes, lyrics, dexterity exercises, fingering diagrams, and chart. For group or individual instruction. 32 pages. CD accompaniment available. Additional material – DUET TIME, Bk 1, SP2321

$3.50

SP2308CD Arnold, Alan/ arranger RECORDER TIME, Bk 1 CD / Contains 26 imaginative instrumental accompaniments for American, European, Asian & traditional music and is a delightful optional addition for use with the method. The accompaniment enhances the selections, and adds another dimension to the player's musical experience. Divided channels allow players to hear the complete stereo performance of recorder and accompaniment together, as well as separately, by adjusting the balance control on the CD player.

$12.95

SP2321 Burakoff, Gerald & Sonya RECORDER TIME, Bk 2 soprano/ Intermediate beginner soprano method for group or individual instruction. Contains appealing musical examples, exercises, diagrams, and fingering chart. Musical and technical suggestions included. Excellent for use after any beginning method. 32 pages For additional material – DUET TIME, Bk. 2, SP2322 see SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL

 $3.50

SP2355 Burakoff, Gerald & Sonya PLAYING SOPRANO RECORDER/ A basic soprano recorder method for group or individual instruction suitable for older children (9-10 & up) to adults with no previous musical experience. Introduces notes from low C to high E with F, Bb & C#. Contains technical suggestions, dexterity exercises, fingering diagrams and chart. Fifty musical selections cover a wide variety of styles and periods. No lyrics included. 32 pages. See SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL

$3.50

674 d'Auberge, Alfred/ Manus, Morton IT'S RECORDER TIME/ A basic method of learning to play the soprano recorder and read music through the use of folk, classical and familiar songs. Begins with description of the recorder family, brief description of holding the recorder and staff and notes. Notes taught: B,A,G,C',D,F,E,D,F#,Bb,C There are a few games, numerous duets & a few trios. Most songs have lyrics. Fingering chart. 32 pages. Suitable for classroom or individual use. For additional music in this series use It's Recorder Time Holiday Song Book 2070 (see additional material)

$3.95

1989

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Manus, Morton LEARN TO PLAY THE ALFRED WAY – RECORDER/ A basic soprano method for classroom or individual use. Begins with brief description of the recorder family, holding recorder, staff and notes. When a note is introduced the first line of exercise has the 'letter' name written in the head of the note. There are many duets, several trios and rounds and a few musical games. Notes covered include: lower octave C-C', plus F#,Bb,C#,D',E',F', F#,G',A' Fingering chart. 48 pages

$6.95

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Fagan, Margo PLAYTIME - Stage 1/ A soprano method in a series format for the young beginner. The books have large print staff and notes, words are used to teach rhythms, each page has humorous, cute drawings and there is lots of practice material for each note. Includes finger diagram (staff chart and drawing of recorder with fingers in position) and Fingering Chart. Each book has 32 pages. The glossy cover will stand up to much use. Published by University of Cambridge Press. In Stage 1 the notes are taught in a pentatonic scale B,A,G,E & D with 6/8 and dotted rhythms introduced.

$7.00

0521569923
Fagan, Margo PLAYTIME - Stage 2/ Notes added are middle C and D, slurs and accents introduced. Copious material for notes learned.

$8.00

0521569915 Fagan, Margo PLAYTIME - Stage 3/ Notes added are low C,F,F#, middle C#

$10.00

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Fagan, Margo PLAYTIME - Stage 4/ Notes added are G#,D#, A#,C#, E',F',Ab,F#',G',D#'.Eb',F' A mixture of original tunes and familiar tradition melodies are used to extend the range of notes into the upper register.

$11.00

0521569877 Fagan, Margo PLAYTIME - TEACHER'S BOOK/ Gives valuable help and advice to he teacher with little or no experience of teaching the recorder and fresh ideas for the development of teaching methods. It gives detailed help with the teaching of Stages 1-4 of the Playtime course. 40 pages

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MLR438
NEW!
James O. Froseth DO IT! Play Recorder A World of Musical Enjoyment At Your Fin-gertips Method for the Soprano Recorder with CD An individualized format allows students to progress at their own pace. Theme & Variation Format provides easy challenging versions of material. Special projects allow students to excel and work independently. Includes music dictionary of signs, symbols, musical terms, fingerings and rhythm patterns. Detailed photographs provide exemplary models of technique such as embouchure, hand & instrument position, breathing and breath control. Creative musicianship opportu-nities abound - there is Call & Response (literal and improvised), Rhythmic, Pentatonic, Blues and Model improvisation. The Song repertoire surveys multi-musical styles of the world today, as well as, music of Earlier Times. Professional musicians provide authentic accompaniments on classic and contemporary in-struments on the CD $6.95
MLR437 J. O. Froseth DO IT!…………………………………book only $5.95
MLR44
NEW!
James O. Froseth DO IT! / Teacher's Resource Guide with 2 Compact Discs 49 pages. To be able to use the method book to its fullest potential, teachers must get a copy of this book. The contents of the 2 teacher CD's contain necessary material that is not on the student CD. $35.00
ED12590
NEW!
Geyard Engel, Gudrun Heyens, Kunteler Hunteler, Hans Martin Linde, Translated and Adapted by Peter Bowman FUN and GAMES with the RECORDER - Tutor Book 1/ A new collaborative Soprano method from Schott Educational Publications with Illustrations by Julie Beech and John Min-nion. Three volumes which advance in small steps and include many playful elements suitable for both group and individual lessons. Discover the adventure of learning music. Make real progress through games: breathing, articulations, rhythm, tone. A mixture of lively new and traditional tunes. Tutor Book 1 is in-tended for children from about six years of age. The book is meant to speak directly to the child even those who cannot yet read. They are lead through the books by jester "Dotty-do-a-lot" and all her friends. Beau-tiful color photographs and illustrations. Companion Tune Book 1 available for $7.95 $12.95
ED12592
NEW!
-same as tutor book 1- FUN and GAMES with the RECORDER - Tutor Book 2/ The notes C1,D1,F1,E2,F2 are added along with more recorder technique & general musical knowledge. Com-panion Tune Book 2 available for $7.95 $12.95
ED12594
NEW!
-same as above- FUN and GAMES with the RECORDER - Tutor Book 3/ Completes the full range of notes and prepares student for learning alto recorder. Companion Tune Book 3 avail-able for $7.95 $12.95
ED12596
NEW!
Gudrun Heyens, FUN and GAMES with the RECORDER - Teacher's COMMENTARY for Tutor Books 1,2, and 3/ The teaching methodology behind the tutors is explained and stimulating ideas for lessons are provided. The program in each tutor is laid out at a glance. Contains 29 pages of helpful information. $10.95
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Feldstein, Sandy YAMAHA RECORDER STUDENT/ For classroom or individual use. This book contains 48 favorite melodies with lyrics, chord symbols plus a piano/guitar chord chart. There are also theory games, duets and a trio, a brief introduction and a nice clear chart introducing staff, notes, rests, clef & notes on the staff. New notes and musical concepts are clearly presented in a boxed diagram at the top of each page. The lower octave C to C' is taught plus D',Bb & F#. 32 pages with fingering chart at end of book.

$5.95

AS10255

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Gamse, Albert THE BEST RECORDER METHOD – YET!/ Includes care and brief history of recorder, holding breathing & tonguing, a fingering chart and elementary music principles. Tones introduced are the 1st octave, low C to middle C plus, F#, Bb, high D & E. There are 44 pages of solo practice material with songs ranging from Sidewalks of New York to works by Bach. There are 3 songs with finger diagrams over every note, 8 pages of unison playing for soprano & alto, 6 pages of duets for 2 sopranos, 8 pages of duets for SA & AT, 15 pages of trios SAT, 13 pages of quartets SATB. The music used covers standard 20th cen. popular, folk, Classical, 16th & 17th centuries & well-known English tunes. 96 pages in all. Older child

$11.95

HL00746397 Jenkins, Ella ELLA JENKINS' THIS IS RHYTHM / Rhythm can be a wonderful route for children and adults to relate to one another on a musical plane. This delightful, colorful book, by one of the most influential children's performers in American music, includes rhythmic songs and chants with words, music, and chord symbols. Dozens of color illustrations by Garrian Manning demonstrate the many faces of rhythm. Each book includes two rhythm sticks so kids can start "practicing" and enjoying rhythm right away. This Is Rhythm is a musically therapeutic book aimed at elementary school grades, perfect for use by teachers, parents, recreation workers and musical therapist. Some songs will work well on soprano or tenor and others may work best on alto or alto (up an octave.) $16.95
M1003 Kerr, Janet
Lumsden,
Caroline
MUSICLAND Book 1 / Insect characters are used to introduce the young beginner to music. While learning to play the recorder they will, say, clap, sing and color with this beautifully illustrated large print book. Notes learned in book 1 are B,A,G,E,C,D',D,F#

$6.50

M1003a Kerr, Janet MUSICLAND Piano Accompaniment/

$4.95

M1004

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Kerr, Janet Lumsden, Caroline MUSICLAND Book 2 / Continues with the musical tale of the insect friends and introduces these new notes: E',C#,G',C,F,Bb,F',F#'. New Rhythms include sixteenths and most dotted rhythms. Includes helpful notes for parents or teachers.
EJ10006

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Pitts, John RECORDER from the BEGINNING Book 1/ A soprano recorder course in 3 stages designed for young children aged 7 and up. One of the most popular books in many parts of the world. No previous knowledge of either music or the recorder is assumed and full explanations are provided at every stage so that specialist teaching is not essential. Teacher's books are available for each stage, and these contain simple piano accompaniments, guitar chord symbols an suggestions for each tune. Opportunities are provided for recorder players to be accompanied by instrumental ostinati and other percussion accompaniments and for recorders to perform with singers in two-part duets, rounds and other activities. Large print is used. Children are to say and clap the words before playing the tune. Notes taught in book 1 are B,A,G,E,D,C. New musical notes and concepts are highlighted in box on the page. Last page lists tune titles, Pitches & Rhythms introduced and musical signs terms & techniques covered in book 1. 40 pages See SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL for Recorder from the BEGINNING: Tunebook 1

$6.95

EJ10055 Pitts, John RECORDER from the BEGINNING Book 1 with CD

$9.95

RJ10012 Pitts, John RECORDER from the BEGINNING TEACHER'S Book 1/ Contains piano accompaniments, use of guitar, percussion instruments lots of helpful information. Even an appendix with explanation of notes required to build chords. 39 pages

$7.95

EJ10007 Pitts, John RECORDER from the BEGINNING Book 2/ A continuation of book 1 with 46 tunes in large print and nice illustrations. New note are: D',F#,E',C#',C. Last 2 pages list Tune title index, Pitches & Rhythms introduced, Musical signs, terms & techniques covered and Class activities. See SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL for Recorder from the Beginning: Tunebook 2

$6.95

EJ10056 Pitts, John RECORDER from the BEGINNING Book 2 with CD

$9.95

EJ10056 Pitts, John RECORDER from the BEGINNING TEACHER'S Book 2/ piano accompaniments & more. The same format as Teacher's Book 1 listed above

$8.95

EJ10008

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Pitts, John RECORDER from the BEGINNING Book 3/ A continuation of books 1 & 2 in the same format 47 tunes with large print. New notes added are:F,Bb, F', F#',G',G#,Eb',C" and all the enharmonics. last 2 pages list Tune index, Pitches & Rhythms introduced, new Musical signs, terms & techniques and Class activities. SEE SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL for the Recorder from the Beginning: Tunebook 3

$6.95

EJ10057 Pitts, John RECORDER from the BEGINNING Book 3 with CD

$9.95

EJ10014 Pitts, John RECORDER from the BEGINNING TEACHER'S Book 3/ piano accompaniments & more. The same format as Teacher's Book 1 & 2 listed above

$9.95

WRB1

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Rosenberg, Steve RECORDER PLAYING/ Designed for classroom use this book makes considerable use of authentic music for the recorder - music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. After only a few lessons the pupil starts to play real music, giving a feeling of interest and achievement. There are helpful suggestions for the teacher. Brief introduction on breath, tonguing, rhythm. Notes covered are; B,A,G,C,D,F#,E,D,F,Bb, C high E,F & G Exercises, solos, duets, trios by composers such as Chedeville, Gervaise, Susato, Purcell, Hotteterre etc. 31 pages

$12.95

Koala3CD

 

Scott, Andrew FIRST RECORDER BOOK FOR BEGINNERS with CD/ A progressive easy-to-follow, carefully graded lesson-by-lesson method, covering all aspects of recorder playing. Teaches how to read music and features more than 60 well-known songs. For students of all ages. Notes covered are: lower octave C-C' plus F#,Bb,D',E'. Includes guitar chord indications, duets, CD accompaniment with every exercise and song, Fingering chart and Glossary of Musical Terms. 60 pages, nice description of diaphragmatic breathing.

$14.95

Koala1CD

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Scott, Andrew RECORDER METHOD FOR YOUNG BEGINNERS Book 1 with CD/ A carefully graded, lesson-by-lesson learning method for the younger student using very easy arrangements of favorite children's songs. Introduces five notes (G,A,B,C,D') with left hand only. Beautifully illustrated (kangaroos, koala bears & their friends) in full color. Words and musical notation are in large print. Last page has large clear chart of notes and rhythms used. The CD corresponds to every exercise and song. Each song is played 4 times. The first two times contain the song with the piano. The third and fourth time contain just the piano. A drum is used to begin each exercise and help you keep time. 29 pages

$9.95

Koala1CDV
VIDEO
RECORDER METHOD FOR YOUNG BEGINNERS, BOOK 1. A carefully graded, lesson-by-lesson learning method for the younger student using very easy arrangements of favorite children's songs. Introduces 5 notes with left had only. The book is beautifully illustrated in full color. Soprano Recorder Comes with both CD and Video $21.95
Koala2CD

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Scott, Andrew RECORDER METHOD FOR YOUNG BEGINNERS Book 2 with CD/ A continuation of Book 1 listed above. Three new notes are added F#,E,D so that a D scale (minus C#) has been learned. It moves at a leisurely pace with lots of songs. Use of CD is the same as listed above. Chart at the end of the book neatly lays out the new rhythms and notes added. 33 pages. For the young student with large print.

$9.95

HL00710010 Sevush, Leo LET'S PLAY RECORDER – LEVEL 1/ An effective 2 level method for recorder instruction and a contemporary approach to instrumental learning. The student books include complete introductory materials suitable for instructional use with Baroque and German-style recorders. For general music class teaching, the basic student materials are supplemented by a special Teacher's Manual and a classroom cassette. size book of about 40 pages. The author, Leo Sevush was Assistant Director of Music for New York City public schools when this book was published in 1981. He also taught and lectured at New York University and Brooklyn College, was Chairman of Orchestras for the New York State School Music Association and conductor of the New York City All-City High School Orchestra.

$3.50

HL00710300

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Sevush, Leo LET'S PLAY RECORDER – LEVEL 2/ size book of 40 pages. Quickly moves through upper octave. Few exercises, but many songs written as duets.

$3.95

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Wastall, Peter OLD MACDONALD'S RECORDER Book 1/ A large print soprano recorder method for the young beginner (6-7) Old MacDonald's book provides everything you need to teach basic music skills. Suitable for use by both specialist and general teachers, it can be integrated with classroom work or used in extra-curricular groups. Presenting new material in clear progressive steps encourages music literacy. Short "echo games" develop aural skills, enabling pupils to play simple rhythmic and melodic patterns by ear. A wide-ranging selection of music stimulates the imagination and develops repertoire. Notes taught in book 1are: B,A,G,C',D',F# E,D. The colorful farm animals provide new information and helpful hints. Available in economy packs of ten.

$7.99

M060107795

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Wastall, Peter OLD MACDONALD'S RECORDER Book 2/ A continuation of book 1 in the same format. Notes added are E',C,F,Bb,C#',F',Eb',Ab,F#',G'. The last page lists a teaching index of notes & musical ideas taught in book 1 & 2. 48 pages. Available in economy packs of ten. For additional material in this series see SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL Old MacDonald's Barn Dance Book & Old MacDonald's Christmas Book

$12.95

M060107793

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Wastall, Peter OLD MACDONALD'S RECORDER BOOK: Keyboard Accompaniment Book (for books 1 & 2)

$18.95


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