A Complete Lesson for Teaching a Minor Song for Soprano Recorder!
Includes an Instructional Video, PowerPoint for Classroom Instruction, and a Student Handout for Home and Individual Practice
• Uses the notes low D, low E, G, and A
• Quarter Notes and Wholes Notes Only – simple enough for newer recorder students, “cool” enough for more experienced players
• Accompaniment Included with a “Bouncing Ball” (but it is an arrow ) to track notes
• “I Play, You Play” review of the 4 notes needed in the song
• 2 Versions with Accompaniment – one with note names included in notation, one without
STUDENT HANDOUT FOR INDIVIDUAL AND HOME PRACTICE
(see preview of supplemental materials)
POWERPOINT FOR CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION
Review of Notes Used in the Song
Graphic Shows Note Name, Recorder Fingering, Notation on Treble Staff, and Fingering Number (ie. Low D is 6 Fingers – 3 on left and 3 on right [not including left thumb])
Teaching Opportunity for A Discussion of Major and Minor Tonalities With Graphic and Description
Notation Included WITH or WITHOUT note names – for differentiation and scaffolding learners to read music successfully!
NOTE: see my Recorders Rock Beginning Recorder Book for More on Note Numbers