Recorder Duet Sheet Music - Ode To Joy - harmony
You can use this Ode To Joy - harmony, with the Ode To Joy sheet music you may already have, as long as it's in G major. The notes used are D, E, F#, G, A and B.
Duets are a fantastic way to introduce your students to new pitches, review notes, keep early finishers busy, have them teaching each other (my favorite), as well as learn something about harmony and arrangement. More importantly, kids experience what music is really about; playing together.
The preview is an mp3!
Just open/ download the mp3. :)
Please note, the 2nd voice or harmony is in the right speaker:
** That is the only music transcribed in this resource.** The 2nd voice harmony, not the main melody.
The main melody or 1rst voice, is here Ode To Joy
. The main melody includes practice mp3's!
✫ all bars are numbered..that's a big help when you're teaching a class.
✫ big notation
✫ all note names and a duplicate with no note names
✫ colored notes with corresponding colored recorder
✫ fun recorders showing the fingering for the notes
✫ crisp images (still gorgeous when using an "economy ink" setting)
✫ beautiful projections (300 dpi )
✫ low ink usage duplicate
✫ written on Lilypond (software which renders the highest-quality sheet music)
✫ one mp3 in stereo so you can distinquish the two voices (same as preview)
A "Teacher Key" is also included. I recommend you use a translucent recorder when you show your students.
Please download Hot Cross Buns
for free, to try before you buy. The quality and layout of that resource is identical this one. A complete list of songs
available is in the product description.
If you have any questions or would like something "tweaked" (removing bar numbers for e.g.) do not hesitate to ask.
Something I should mention:
You'll want to check to see if both recorders are tuned to concert pitch for the duet. You can tune recorders by pulling them apart. BTW they do make one piece recorders which are always at concert pitch. You probably already know this, but it was news to me a while ago. :)
I had a few choices on how to arrange this 2nd voice harmony. I could follow the melody in 3rds or opt for a more rhythmic approach and let the melody "breathe". I chose the latter. I found it nicer and less clunky when the second recorder is just driving the rhythm. I also thought it was good for kids to learn the cool, fun part in a duet isn't always the main melody.
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