Rocket Recorders Book 1 (was R* Karate)

Rocket Recorders Book 1 (was R* Karate)
Rocket Recorders Book 1 (was R* Karate)
Rocket Recorders Book 1 (was R* Karate)
Rocket Recorders Book 1 (was R* Karate)
Rocket Recorders Book 1 (was R* Karate)
Rocket Recorders Book 1 (was R* Karate)
Rocket Recorders Book 1 (was R* Karate)
Rocket Recorders Book 1 (was R* Karate)
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What is Rocket Recorders?

Rocket Recorders is a fun, graduated system to inspire students to learn the descant/soprano recorder at their own pace. If desired, a positive reinforcement incentive scheme can easily be created to work with this program.

About the Series

There are four books in this series, each adding more notes and challenges for the students. If the students complete the series, they will literally be playing music that is out of this world.

Book 1 introduces the "one-hand" notes of G, A, B, C and D

What is in the Kit?

There are nine pieces of music:

  1. Hot Cross Buns: Traditional
  2. Merrily We Roll Along: Traditional
  3. Au Clair De Lune: Traditional
  4. Closet Key: Traditional
  5. Sanctus: Franz Schubert
  6. Bouffons: Thomas Arbeau
  7. Not in G: Tony Matthews
  8. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring: Johann Sebastian Bach
  9. Ode to Joy: Ludvig van Beethoven

Threre are four versions of each of these songs:

  1. Normal notation with coloured graphics
  2. Notes named in the note heads, which is said to help beginning readers not only see the note name, but also where it is on the staff. Coloured graphics
  3. As 1, but nothing is coloured, so the students can colour their own copies
  4. As 2 but nothing is coloured, etc...

  • MP3's of each of the nine pieces. We've found that the students learn quicker when they can hear how a piece goes.
  • Suggestions for things I did in my classroom, including some basic knowledge for teachers starting out, as well as tips for more experienced teachers.
  • Fingering charts

How does the program work?

Students are given the music so they can learn the pieces at their own speed at home. When they feel they are ready, they can be tested in class. If it sounds good, has the correct rhythms, correct notes and good articulation, then they can go on to the next piece of music and any reward system is updated.

Does each child need a copy?

Buying this publication allows you photocopy enough booklets for your own class. This is why we made this such a small book; each version is just 2 double-sided sheets of Letter or A4 paper.

Does each teacher need to buy a copy?

The short answer is... "Yes".

We feel we have made the book affordable for all schools and would ask that you respect the time and work that's gone into this publication and purchase any additional copies.

Rewarding Ideas

How, and if, you reward your students is up to you. Some use coloured woollen tails on the end of the recorder, others use bulletin boards to show the progress; the choice is yours. However, an all-expenses paid trip to the Bahamas, we feel, could be a tad over-kill.

We hope you enjoy using this resource.

All the best

Tony and Daphne Matthews

Archway Melodies

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