Ryan's Recorder Resources

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This song is a great lesson because the verse of the piece could be accompanied using whole notes.The song is also a great way to teach F on recorder, which is sung repetitively in the chorus of the song as well as teach a quick 8th note switch from
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“Get Down On It” written by R. Bell and recorded by Kool and the Gang in 1981 was chosen for the song’s vocal melody that switches between pitches B and high C. The repetition of alternating fingerings B to high C helps students become proficient
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The piece was arranged to serve as accompaniment for the recording for two reasons. The first reason is because the pop song uses three musical sections: a verse, a chorus, and a bridge. This seemed important for students to learn because all of the
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Here's a great song to help teach F sharp on recorder. I arranged this one because of its difficult rhythmic passages in the vocal melody and to imitate the string section featured in the chorus of the song’s recording. It's my intent that the
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The song is written in the Key of D major, which is a key that uses musical pitches D, E,G, A, and B. The electric guitar and bass perform musical pitches G, A, and low D in repetitive manner throughout the verses and chorus of the song. Such
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Composed in 2013, this piece was written for several musical reasons. Using tenuto markings on every note, the song was composed to help students practice breath support by playing musical pitches for their full duration. The use of musical ties was
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Written by Billie Joe Armstrong and recorded by Green Day in 2005, this song is good to teach for a few reasons. The first reason is because the song is in the key of G major, which includes F sharp in the key signature. The second reason is the
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To reinforce performing low E on the recorder, “TNT” by rock band AC/DC, written by Angus and Malcom Young in 1976, was arranged because of its repetitive use of low E on the electric guitar. Using low E in both the verses and chorus of the song
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From a cultural perspective, this song is about tomato soup because it is a dish that may be commonly eaten in the upper-midwest during wintertime, especially during sub-zero outdoor temperatures. Wanting to relate with young students on consuming
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Taught K-5 elementary for seven years Taught Middle School for two years

MY TEACHING STYLE

Fast paced, engaging, fun, stresses accountability and community/teamwork

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

2013 MMEA Distinguished Service Award for presenting on Recorder Compositions, Keyboard Improvisation, and Dramatic and Instrumental Story Telling.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

2006 B.S Music Education K-12 Vocal/General Music, Minnesota State University, Mankato. 2014 M.A Education, Hamline University, Saint Paul.

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