Recorder Apprentice - Teacher's Edition

Wendy Barden & Bruce Pearson

32 Pages, Paperback
ISBN: 0849707919
Edition: W55T
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Huzzah! Take students to the time in history when recorders were big—the Renaissance! Recorder Apprentice by Wendy Barden and Bruce Pearson is the ideal introduction to both playing the recorder and Renaissance life. This beginning experience limits music reading to just five notes (B, A, G, C, D) and simple rhythms (quarter note/rest and half note/rest). And, students will do so much more than play in unison! Woven throughout the book:

  • 2 rounds and a duet
  • 6 “Challenges” (assessments) with feedback checklist
  • 2 composition experiences
  • 3 improvisation experiences
  • 4 simple non-pitched percussion accompaniments
  • Renaissance dance steps
  • Piano/guitar accompaniments
  • 3 writing prompts for student reflection
  • Text-reading level aligned with 3rd/4th grade of Common Core English Language Arts Standards

Play-along recorder melodies and accompaniments included on CD.