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Everything for the recorder enthusiast, or those who would like to be!

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SOPRANO METHODS FOR ADULTS

Part Number and Description Price
4641 (Manus, Morty)
TEACHER YOURSELF TO PLAY RECORDER/ Accompanying CD
$10.95
4642 (Manus, Morty)
TEACH YOURSELF TO PLAY RECORDER Method Book with CD / Everything you need to know to start playing now! Teaches you how to play the Soprano Recorder through an easy-to-understand and enjoyable step-by-step system. Quite thorough introduction of rhythm notes & staff with exercises. Comes with accompanying CD, every exercise & song has its own track #. As each note is introduced there is a trouble shooter's corner with a help full hint. This book has the best descriptions & explanations of basic musical terms, rhythms & signs. This continues throughout the book not just in the intro. Even describes foot tapping and its relationship to rhythm with use of a little shoe. Includes 6 pages of duets (which can be played with others or with a CD player), rounds & musical quizzes. Melodies are popular folk & classical, including such tunes as This Land Is Our Land, Ode to Joy, Amazing Grace, Scarborough Fair. Notes covered are low C to high F (C major scale) plus low F#, Bb, C#. An excellent book for someone with no musical background and no teacher available for lessons. 64 pages. Photo
$19.95
4651 (Manus, Morty)
TEACH YOURSELF TO PLAY RECORDER (Book ONLY)/ Everything you need to know to start playing now! Teaches you how to play the Soprano Recorder through an easy-to-understand and enjoyable step-by-step system. Quite thorough introduction of rhythm notes & staff with exercises. As each note is introduced there is a trouble shooter's corner with a help full hint. This book has the best descriptions & explanations of basic musical terms, rhythms & signs. And this continues throughout the book not just in the intro. Even describes foot tapping and its relationship to rhythm with use of a little shoe. Includes 6 pages of duets, rounds & musical quizzes. Melodies are popular folk & classical, including such tunes as This Land Is Our Land, Ode to Joy, Amazing Grace, Scarborough Fair. Notes covered are low C to high F (C major scale) plus low F#, Bb, C#. An excellent book for someone with no musical background and no teacher available for lessons. 64 pages. (see also #4642 same book with CD accompaniment)
$9.95
AM35924 (Zeitlin, Ralph)
BASIC RECORDER LESSONS Bk. 1/ Soprano/Tenor method for Group or Individual instruction. Brief introduction to Recorder. Most notes and rhythms are introduced using student/teacher duets. Explanation of rhythms, musical symbols, helpful hints are spread throughout the book. Lower octave notes covered: B,A,G,C,F,E,D,C,Bb,F# Also introduced are ties, slurs and staccato marks. Songs are from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Popular Folk. 47 pgs
$8.95
AM35932 (Zeitlin, Ralph)
BASIC RECORDER LESSONS Bk. 2/ A continuation of Book 1 listed above. The student will finish learning the basic notes, learn much more about rhythm, expand his repertoire with pieces chosen from the Baroque, Classical & Folk literature and learn more about interpretation and ornamentation. New rhythms are introduced in duet form so the teacher can be a guide. Notes added are high: E,F,G,A,F#,C#,D#, G# (low). Discussed are Arpeggios, scales, enharmonic notes and musical terms. Included is a fingering chart of notes learned. 47 pages.
$8.95
AM934406 (Zeitlin, Ralph)
OMNI BOOK/ Contains Book 1, 2 & 3 of Basic Recorder Lessons listed above. Book 3 continues with new rhythms, musical concepts and pieces to continue expanding your musical knowledge on the recorder. (Book 3 is no longer available separately)
$24.99
AS10255 (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 Photo
$11.95
DACKPACK
THE ADIRONDACK RECORDER PACK - Everything you need to make music on your next wilderness trip. 1. Quality plastic recorder with lariat -Yamaha's Carnegie Hall Soprano, water won't hurt it; wear it around your neck for easy use. 2. Courtly Music Unlimited's Advice Sheet 3. A brief method book to get you started - The Whitney Recorder Reader by Glens Falls composer Maurice Whitney 4. Fiddlers Tune Book -fits easily into a backpack All in a zip-lock plastic bag to keep everything dry.
$25.00
DER1000 (Duschenes, Mario)
METHOD FOR SOPRANO/TENOR RECORDER, BOOK I by Mario Duschenes/ Beginning Soprano method that introduces the fundamentals of music notation and rhythm. It introduces the 27 notes that comprise the effective range of the recorder and deals with commonly encountered problems. Because it covers the entire range of notes in one volume it moves quickly. There are exercises and over 200 tunes (Canadian, American folk and popular Classical tunes). There is an explanatory introduction on musical notation, rhythm and the recorder. Includes fingering diagrams and chart. 48 pages. Suitable for older children and adults. In the back of the book there are ten easy duets for soprano & alto.
$14.50
DER1000BKCD (Duschenes, Mario)
METHOD FOR SOPRANO/TENOR RECORDER, BOOK I with Accompaniment CD by Mario Duschenes / Beginning soprano method that introduces the fundamentals of music notation and rhythm. It introduces the 27 notes that comprise the effective range of the recorder and deals with commonly encountered problems. Because it covers the entire range of notes in one volume it moves quickly. There are exercises and over 200 tunes (Canadian, American folk and popular Classical tunes). There is an explanatory introduction on musical notation, rhythm and the recorder. Includes fingering diagrams and chart. 48 pages. Suitable for older children and adults. In the back of the book there are ten easy duets for soprano & alto.
$21.50
DER1000CD (Duschenes, Mario)
ACCOMPANIMENT CD for METHOD FOR SOPRANO RECORDER, BOOK I by Mario Duschenes
$15.95
DER1002 (Duschenes, Mario)
METHOD FOR THE SOPRANO/TENOR RECORDER, BOOK II by Mario Duschenes/ A comprehensive follow-up Soprano method (assumes knowledge of all notes & rhythms) that makes use of the entire range of the instrument with appropriate pieces in many different keys. Topics covered include legato playing, double tonguing, improvisation, trills and other ornamentation, key transposition & playing from memory. Contains extensive scale & arpeggio work, exercises, folk & classical tunes, movements from Handel Sonatas & the complete recorder part from Brandeburgh Concertos 2 & 4 by J.S. Bach. Fingering and trill charts. 90 pages.
$24.95
DER1010 (Duschenes, Mario)
PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT for SOPRANO and ALTO METHOD BK
$11.95
DER1020 (Orr, Hugh)
BASIC RECORDER TECHNIQUE for SOPRANO RECORDER, Vol. 1 by Hugh Orr / A Soprano method that covers breathing, tonguing, fingering, the positions of the hands and the production of a sustained tone. Concentrates on the first octave (a C scale) low C to middle D plus Bb. There are over 90 tunes (mostly Renaissance and Baroque) and exercises. Lots of material is given for each note as it is introduced. Moves at a nice pace. This is an excellent method for beginning adults. 40 pages
$14.50
DER1020BKCD (Orr, Hugh)
BASIC RECORDER TECHNIQUE for SOPRANO RECORDER, Vol. 1 with ACCOMPANIMENT CD by Hugh Orr / A Soprano method that covers breathing, tonguing, fingering, the positions of the hands and the production of a sustained tone. Concentrates on the first octave (a C scale) low C to middle D plus Bb. There are over 90 tunes (mostly Renaissance and Baroque) and exercises. Lots of material is given for each note as it is introduced. Moves at a nice pace. This is an excellent method for beginning adults. 40 pages
$21.50
DER1020CD (Orr, Hugh)
Accompaniment CD for BASIC SOPRANO RECORDER TECHNIQUE, Vol. 1 by Hugh Orr
$14.95
DER1022 (Orr, Hugh)
BASIC RECORDER TECHNIQUE for SOPRANO/TENOR RECORDER, Vol. 2 by Hugh Orr/ Continues from book 1 introducing notes up to high C until a 2-octave chromatic scale has been introduced. Emphasis is placed on the independent action of the left thumb in order to develop fluency in changing registers and control over upper notes. There are over 150 exercises and Renaissance and Baroque tunes. There are many very pretty and interesting rounds. A great deal of practice material is given for each note added. A basic single tongue is used through out the 2 volumes no articulations are introduced. Excellent method for beginning adults. Moves at a nice pace. 75 pages.
$22.50
ED11464 (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 to adult.
$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.
$30.95
JRCM (Charlton, Andrew)
THE CHARLTON METHOD FOR THE RECORDER A Manual for the Advanced Player. Bernard J. Hopkins in the November 1982 issue of The American Recorder reviewed the first edition. The review started: 'If a serious and determined recorder player is seeking a guide for his ascent of Parnassus, he will find it in this volume. Andrew Charlton ... has produced this 'Complete Recorder Player' to fill a long-felt need for a comprehensive adult tutor.' Contents include: Fingering & trill charts, 63 basic technique exercises, 69 articulation & coordination studies, 14 interval studies, Alternate fingering studies and exercises, 39 scale & arpeggio studies, 16 studies for bass, Vibrato, 12 studies and 16 duos from the works of Bach, Renaissance embellishment, Baroque embellishment, double & triple tonguing, Clefs-including 17 exercises and 2 duets, 22 characteristic etudes for various recorders, 15 duos by a wide variety of composers for various recorder combinations. 180 pages. For both C & F recorders (This is not specifically a bass method, but it contains a wealth of bass material.)
$32.50
MM1 (Trapp)
ENJOY YOUR RECORDER/ by the TRAPP FAMLY SINGERS. A fast moving Soprano method that introduces all notes and gives a very brief description of music notation. Includes exercises, reviews, fingering and trill charts, ornamentation, duets, trios and quartets. For older children or adults with a previous knowledge of music. 49 pages.
$7.50
SP2313 (Burakoff, Gerald/ Hettrick, William)
THE SWEET PIPES RECORDER BOOK, book 1 soprano / Soprano method for adults & older beginners in individual or group instruction. 12 study units including exercises, folk songs, music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque. Recommended for players who are familiar with the fundamentals of notation. 48 pages
$6.50
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.
$3.50
SP2365 (Burakoff, Gerald/ Hettrick, William)
THE SWEET PIPES RECORDER BOOK, book 2 soprano / A continuation of Book 1 that expands the soprano recorders range of diatonic, chromatic, & enharmonic notes up to the highest D#/Eb, while also covering slurred & staccato articulations, multiple tonguing, trills, and alternate fingerings for four much used notes. The musical repertoire is from the Middle Ages to the 19th centuries and traditional folk music from a number of cultures. Major categories are hymns, chorales, dances, songs and excerpts from larger works.
$8.50
WRB1 (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 Photo
$19.99