Enjoy the Recorder (Descant Tutor 2). By Brian Bonsor. For Recorder (Recorder). Schott. Student book. 98 pages. Schott Music #ED11466. Published by Schott Music (HL.49002830).
ISBN 0901938718. 8.25x11 inches.
The best way to learn any instrument is to have lessons from a good, experienced teacher. Although, happily, the number of such teachers is constantly growing, the recorder is still frequently taught by enthusiastic but inexperienced teachers and many players start by teaching themselves. This series of books sets out to help learners of all ages in all three situations. Experienced teachers, who may choose to disregard much of the text as personal demonstration is always clearer than the written word, will find exercises and fine tunes a-plenty to support their own mathod at each stage. The less experienced will benefit from many valuable teaching hints culled from long experience and may rely on the books to lead to a sound playing technique and a mastery of simple notation. btle, delightful
and sociable of instruments. (Brian Bonsor)
“...this work is likely to become a standart work very quickly and is to be recommended to all schools where recorder studies are undertaken” (Oliver James, Contact Magazine)
Descant Tutors provide a sound-playing technique, a mastery of simple notation and contain 570 tunes including concert pieces by Bonsor, carols, attractive rounds, and melodies by 'early music' composers. Clear line drawings greatly assist the pupil, making them especially suitable for self-instruction.