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Complete Children's Recorder Method

By Michael Jon Clarke and Sigurlina Jonsdottir

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Recorder - Beginning
Composed by Michael Jon Clarke and Sigurlina Jonsdottir. Saddle-stitched, Children. Book and online audio. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.30507M).

Item Number: MB.30507M

ISBN 9780786691821. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Mel Bay's Children's Recorder Method is a new recorder method which stands on its own. There is an imaginative accompaniment audio 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. The book uses 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 Complete method 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. Later introducing F-sharp and B-flat and includes dome duets.