Recorder Songs and Activities for B, A, G, and E

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Looking for ways to teach B, A, G, and E on the recorder? This 174-page comprehensive unit includes:

*Nine songs for teaching B, A, G, and E, including notation and any game directions (Chucu, We are dancing, Sei Sei Sei, See the Rabbit Running, Hush Little Baby, No Robbers Out Today, Who Has Seen the Wind, I Got a Letter, and Hotarukoi). Note: "Hush Little Baby" is a variant of the well-known melody, and uses only B, A, G, and E.
*Slideshows for each of the songs: All of the slideshows include lyrics, a translation when appropriate, and stick notation with solfa. Some include a slide asking students to transfer the solfa to note names, some include staff notation, and "Sei Sei Sei" includes iconic notation. Most of the slideshows have a slide at the end with the entire song written on the staff.
*Karate for Recorder certificates, to hand out after students receive a belt
*Karate for Recorder sample poster (can print and make larger with a poster machine, or laminate as is)
*Karate for Recorder editable poster (can add whichever songs you like in whichever order you like)
*Karate for Recorder sample book: songs are listed in order of easiest (white belt) to hardest (black belt). Note: The songs in the sample book are from this set, so only include B, A, G, and E.
*Karate for Recorder editable book and JPG's: This will be a very useful tool if you'd like to create your own book with whichever songs you want! You can include B, A, G, and E songs, but can add more difficult songs, or easier songs from my Recorder Songs and Activities for B, A, and G. I have included JPG's for each song in the packet, so you can insert those in any order you want, or insert your own choices! You can print these out for students to practice during class and/or at home!
*Recorder BAGE Fingering worksheets: Worksheets for staff and no staff are included
*Coffee and donuts matching activity for BAGE: Directions are included for this; students can match up the note name to the note on the staff, and/or the note name to the recorder fingering
*Recorder learning center ideas
*Sweet Shop Recorder Activity
: Hyperlinked PDF for students to practice recorder playing. Students choose a sweet treat on the computer and/or the SMART board, then play that pattern or answer that question about recorder fingering! Two versions are included--staff and no staff, both with B, A, G, and E.
*Teacher rubric for recorder
*Student self-assessment
: Two versions are included, one with smiley faces, and one with Karate kids
*Student peer-assessment
*Levels of Understanding Karate Posters
: These can be used in conjunction with Karate for Recorder and/or in your general music classroom! The wording and design are a bit different than the set included in my Recorder Songs and Activities for B, A, and G.
*BAGE Recorder Composition Cards: These can be used individually or in small groups to compose using B, A, G, and E. To download my recorder composition cards for B, A, and G, click here.
*B, A, G, and E fingering posters: These can be printed out and posted in your room to help your students remember their fingerings!
*Suggestions for using the set and teaching the recorder, including suggestions of Ipad recorder apps!

Download the preview for lots of sample visuals!

If you start with E and G instead of B, A, and G, you can still use lots of the materials in this set!

Looking for more recorder materials? Try these:
Recorder Centers Set {BAG}
Recorder Songs and Activities for B, A, and G
Music Centers Set {4th Grade Bundle}

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