These recorder charts are a clear, concise way to teach fingering and staff reading to beginning recorder students learning G-A-B (d r m) and D-E, G-A-B (s, l, d r m) melodies. This set includes multiple formats for both tone sets, including portrait and landscape, gray scale (economical printing), red and black, Boomwhacker colors, hand bell colors, and small student reference charts.
Charts are designed for printing on letter-size paper. In addition to printing these charts, you can project any vertical page directly from your computer. You can create a large poster by scaling a selected page in your printer settings and printing on larger paper, or you can take the file to a printing service. Pages 20-21 are designed to be cut into reference cards and given to students.
Implementation strategies: Introduce a selected chart to students by demonstrating how note positions on the staff relate directly to which holes to cover on the recorder. For example, G/3 means the left thumb plus three fingers must cover their holes. Point out that the thumb (T) dot is placed on the left side (mirrored) of the recorder to remind them to keep left hand on top. Have students sing and 'finger' notes as you or a student point to notes on the staff. Point to notes on chart as students play them. Use the color-coded charts to add Boomwhackers ™ or hand bells.
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