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Children's Recorder Method Volume 1

By Michael Jon Clarke and Sigurlina Jonsdottir

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Recorder (Soprano) - Beginning
Composed by Michael Jon Clarke and Sigurlina Jonsdottir. Saddle-stitched, Methods. Children. Book/CD Set. 72 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.98521BCD).

Item Number: MB.98521BCD

ISBN 9780786650965. Children. 11.75 x 8.75 inches.

Mel Bay's Children's Recorder Method is a new recorder method which stands on its own. There is an imaginative accompaniment CD which makes even the simplest one-note exercise into an attractive experience for the young student, and there are lyrics to all the songs. Large notes are used throughout and each melody is attractively illustrated. Clear and concise instructions introduce technique and notation concepts gradually. These books use many Icelandic songs and folk songs, some of which may even date from the time of Leif Eriksson! This gives the method a unique flavor and allows the introduction of many unusual melodic and rhythmic elements. The first book is based on the six easiest notes on the recorder and the accompaniment will help the student happily gain a firm rhythmic feeling, and above all, have fun while learning.

  • BUSY B 
  • Knock On Wood 
  • The Note A 
  • The A Game 
  • The Shark 
  • Where Is C? 
  • Little Bird 
  • The Clock 
  • The School Bell 
  • Poor Little Daisy  Performed by Jon Asgeirsson
  • Early in the Springtime  Performed by Jon Asgeirsson
  • Home for Tea 
  • My Little Kitten 
  • Row, Row 
  • Squeaky D 
  • Fiddlin' Freddy 
  • The BIrthday Party 
  • Ring-a-Ding-a-Daisy  Performed by Jon Asgeirsson
  • Pants and Scarf and Shirt and Socks 
  • Snowflakes 
  • Tootle Rock  Performed by M. J. Clarke
  • Softly Sleeping 
  • Three Holes Closed 
  • Little Billy's Bucket 
  • Church Bells Are Ringing 
  • Hot Cross Buns 
  • Raindrops 
  • Rainy Days  
  • Little Johnny 
  • Mother Dear  Performed by Jon Asgeirsson
  • See-Saw  Performed by D. Kabalewski
  • Old Joe 
  • G A B 
  • Clap Your Hands and Stamp Your Feet 
  • Swan on a Summer Night 
  • Lazy Summer Day 
  • Pretty Birds, Come Sing for Me 
  • Farmyard Cantata 
  • Riding High and Low 
  • Pease Pudding Hot 
  • Just The Same 
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb 
  • Neeh Nah Neeh Nah 
  • Sawing, Sawing  Performed by Jon Hloover Askelsson
  • Birds in May 
  • Magnus Sings 
  • Raven Sitting on the Wall 
  • I Shall sing a Lullaby 
  • Winter Goodbye 
  • The First Day of Spring 
  • Hot Cross Buns! 
  • Jingle Bells  
  • Little Dappled Pony 
  • The Little Indian 
  • My Best Cow 
  • Chinese Bells 
  • Midnight Sunrise 
  • Moo Cow 
  • Come On Home  Performed by Jon Asgeirsson
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