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Recorder Songs And Activities - Hot Cross Buns - Free - Di
Recorder Songs And Activities - Hot Cross Buns - Free - Di
Recorder Songs And Activities - Hot Cross Buns - Free - Di
Recorder Songs And Activities - Hot Cross Buns - Free - Di
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Recorder Sheet Music - Hot Cross Buns

This beginner recorder music is transcribed as it is most often taught in schools. The song arrangements will work with Karate Recorder.

All songs and lessons are with easy recorder fingering and lettered notes. The notes used are G, A and B.

The purpose of this resource is to get students playing quicker than they normally would. That means more time for them to work on their timing and tone, experience muscle memory, or for you to explain the theory....but most of all, for everyone to have fun getting to the next level!

✫ all bars are numbered..that's a big help when you're teaching a a song to a class.
✫ big notation
✫ all note names and a duplicate with no note names
✫ colored notes with corresponding colored recorder
✫ fun recorder faces showing the fingering for the notes
✫ crisp images (still gorgeous when using an "economy ink" setting)
✫ beautiful projections (300 dpi )
✫ low ink usage duplicate ***included in every resource
✫ written on Lilypond (software which renders the highest-quality sheet music)
✫ five classroom-practice mp3's at 68, 78, 88, 98, 108 beats-per-minute (tempo)

A "Teacher Key" is also included. I recommend you use a translucent recorder when you show your students. It's not necessary, but it's an aid.

Make up your own games! One group plays the green recorder, another group plays the orange one and so on (that never gets old), and it's a fun way to learn. :)

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This song can be played as a trio or a duet with these two transcriptions.
Hot Cross Buns – harmony 1 - B, C and D
Hot Cross Buns – harmony 2 - D, E and G

Duets are a fantastic way to introduce your students to new pitches, keep early finishers busy or have them teaching each other (my favorite). Actually, I split the class right down the middle when it comes to duets. They have a fun time competing over which group "nailed it" better. Typical musicians...of course I instigate it. ;)

If you have any questions or would like something "tweaked" (even removing bar numbers for eg.) do not hesitate to ask. It's just what I prefer when I teach, and it's not difficult to take stuff out.

Just as an FYI. I called them "Krazy Recorders" because I wanted to name them something cute and funny. The word "crazy" just seems to often be used as a put-down. I didn't like it. "Wacky Recorders" just didn't "do it" for me.

Here is a list of songs and lessons currently available.

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Recorder Notes - Easy Recorder Fingering
Free Recorder Lesson
B Lesson 1 whole, half, quarter notes and rests
A Lesson 2 whole, half, quarter notes and rests
G Lesson 3 whole, half, quarter notes and rests
The Grand Staff - Editable - this resource was specifically made to help explain octaves and scientific pitch numbers.
Musical Instrument Ranges - Editable - this resource was specifically made to show students how instrument ranges compare to one another.

9 Beginner Recorder Songs: For new teachers; start with "Hot Cross Buns", then "Gently Sleep" thru "Ode To Joy". With that sequence, you will be teaching your students songs from easy to more challenging. At least that's the way it's done with that program used in schools.

If you look at the Table Of Contents in my "Beginner Harmonica - Free Preview" here, you will see how I place songs and exercises for my classes. I uploaded it particularly for that case other teachers were interested.

Hot Cross Buns
Gently Sleep
Merrily We Roll Along
It's Raining, It’s Pouring
Old MacDonald
When The Saints
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
Amazing Grace
Ode To Joy

More Easy Recorder: Easy meaning, no dotted or tied notes. These songs are mostly in G major. A few are in D major. They use some of the notes in this range: D, E, F#, G, A, B, C and D.

Au Clair de la Lune
Aunt Rhody
Aura Lee
Lightly Row
Pease Porridge Hot
Rain, Rain Go Away
Red River Valley
Skip To My Lou
This Old Man

Intermediate Recorder: Again, the songs use some of the notes in this range: D, E, F#, G, A, B, C and D. There are ties and dotted notes.

America The Beautiful
Camptown Races
Home On The Range
London Bridge
Michael Row The Boat Ashore
Oh Susanna
On Top Of Old Smokey
On Top Of Spaghetti
Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Scarborough Fair
Yankee Doodle

Duet And Trio Recorder These are the harmony lines you would play in a duet. They are excellent for introducing new notes, doubling down on a song's timing that they already know, or keeping a little musical genius occupied.

Amazing Grace - harmony
Au Clair de la Lune - harmony
Aura Lee – harmony
Bingo – harmony
Gently Sleep – harmony 1
Gently Sleep – harmony 2
Hot Cross Buns – harmony 1
Hot Cross Buns – harmony 2
It's Raining, It's Pouring Duet - harmony
Lightly Row – harmony
Merrily We Roll Along - harmony 1
Merrily We Roll Along - harmony 2
Ode To Joy – harmony
Old MacDonald – harmony
Rain, Rain Go Away - harmony
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star - harmony
When The Saints - harmony

Halloween Songs:

Creepy Castle
Pumpkin Pumpkin Round And Fat
The Mummy
The Wolfman
There Was An Old Witch

Christmas Songs: These songs are in either G major or F major. If you have a song you would like me to do, just ask.

Believe it or not, "The Little Drummer Boy", "Frosty The Snowman", "Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer" and "Carol Of The Bells" are still under copyright. So I have to check first before I do one for you. :)

Away In A Manger (Kirkpatrick)
Away In A Manger (Murray)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wencelas
Go Tell It On The Mountain
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Jingle Bells
Jolly Old St.Nicholas
O Christmas Tree
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
We Three Kings
We Wish You Merry Christmas

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