“Solving the Recorder Mystery” is a growing recorder method that breaks down learning how to play the recorder into tiny, easy-to-comprehend pieces. The (slightly silly) mystery theme with sound effects keep my students' attention, make them laugh, and keep them practicing when they go home! I give my eager students the YouTube links for practice on their free time and use the PowerPoint/PDF files in THIS resource for teaching in class. I suggest doing the same in your class! Click here for the free YouTube version of Mission 6!
In Mission 6, I REVEAL THE HIDDEN STAIRCASE on the recorder. This mission teaches students how to move down step-by-step on the recorder and how to read music easier by connecting the finger movements to the sound and look of the pitches. This video is about 10 minutes long.
SPECIAL NOTE: This lesson uses the "practice F" fingering (thumb 123.4). While this fingering makes F out of tune, I have done this purposefully so they can begin to understand the science of sound, i.e. the more holes you cover, the lower the pitch. In an upcoming episode, I will be teaching the real fingering for F.
Mission 1: Making the Correct Sound (TpT)
Mission 2: Deciphering the Recorder Code (TpT)
Mission 3: Decoding B (TpT)
Mission 4: Decoding A (TpT)
Mission 5: Decoding G (TpT)
Mission 6: Revealing the Hidden Staircase (TpT)
SOLVING THE RECORDER MYSTERY BUNDLE - 1st Six Recorder Lessons
In this resource, you receive:
1. The ad-free, promo-free version of the YouTube video. Once you download it, you don't have to worry about losing your internet connection mid-video during class! This video is in mp4 format. Please make sure you have a program that will play this before purchasing. PLUS
2. the PowerPoint and PDF of the graphics used in the video - GREAT FOR USING IN CLASS!
3. One-page worksheet to assess student understanding after lesson. This worksheet makes this resource great for a SUB. Answer sheets included. Worksheets provided in both PDF and JPEG formats.
I hope you and your students love this as much as we do!
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