Seven Switched-On Songs - CD alone by Don Muro. Recorder Music. CD only. Published by J. D. Wall Publishing Co (MM.RM0015CD).
Songs for the beginning student featuring a unique mix of contemporary musical styles with colorful sounds from the exciting "switched-on" days of electronic music. Students will love the "retro" synthesizer sounds in the accompaniments. The first song starts with the note B. Each new song adds another note: A, G (two songs), E, and D (two songs). The melodies use easy rhythms and can be taught by rote. Suitable for classroom and/or performance.
"As in previous compositions by Muro, the Seven Switched-On Songs are organized following a logical progression. introducing the pentatonic scale (B,A,G,E,D) in descending order, adding one note at a time. Student success is insured since selections are structured with simple note values consisting of quarter, half, and whole notes, especially helpful in developing a smpooth delivery of tone. The song form used in most of the selections is AABAA, offering repition of melodic and rhythmic patterns in addition to the repition within the musical phrases. (American Recorder)