“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 "Solving the Recorder Mystery" Recorder Playlist on YouTube.
In the first six missions, I teach students how to create the correct sound on the recorder, how to identify the parts of the recorder, how to play BAG, and how to work their way down to low C on the recorder.
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:
FREE BONUS GAME - RECORDER TARGET CHALLENGE BEGINNER EDITION (See bonus preview)
1. The ad-free, promo-free version of all the YouTube videos. 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. Videos range from 3 minutes to 10 minutes.
2. the PowerPoint and PDF of the graphics used in the videos - GREAT FOR USING IN CLASS!
3. One-page worksheets to assess student understanding after each lesson. This worksheet makes this resource great for a SUB. Answer sheets included. Worksheets provided in both PDF and JPEG formats.
4. Mission 3, 4 and 5 also have a 1-minute warm-up video for reviewing those lessons. These are ear-training warm-ups with no written music. Use them at the end of those missions and at the beginning of class to review before beginning the next mission.
I hope you and your students love this as much as we do!
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