This slideshow is scaffolded to allow students to be successful through chunking.
In my district, third graders begin the recorder in October. We have music once a week. All of our recorder playing experiences prior to this are rote and aural. This lesson is the first one where we are looking at printed letters and following to a beat. (We start learning melodic notation in January, and by March we are reading/playing from notation.) One thing that needs to be taught is how to hold the longer notes, and the concept of having the rests (indicated by letter Z)
I set a metronome to 40bpm and we gradually get faster (accelerando) as we play.
This teaches the students the practice strategy of “practice it slow until it is easy, then speed it up to a musical tempo”.
In grade 4 we review it and introduce the concept of “first and second endings”.