FJH Music The FJH Recorder Christmas Book for Everyone #1
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The recorder is a perfect choice for beginning music lessons. It is an excellent instrument for learning to read music, and helps players gain confidence in learning other instruments. Learn the eleven easiest notes on the recorder and start having fun playing music right away! All three books contain fingering charts that are exceptionally easy to read.
The FJH Recorder Method For Everyone is designed for the classroom and private study by addressing the National Standards for Music Education. The beginning recorder student will be performing both solos and duets. Singing along with the group is encouraged. Lyrics are provided for many recognizable songs. Reading music, notating music, conducting, and basic composition skills are introduced. All new concepts are clearly explained with interesting musical examples. The level 1 recorder books develop rhythm up to eighth notes and dotted quarters. The keys of C, Am, G, and F are introduced.
The method book contains a play-along CD that contains a track for every song, more that 60 tracks! No need to buy additional CDs. Listen to a professional recorder player performing all of the songs in the book with piano accompaniment. The CD also contains a piano-only part. Students can listen and match the performer’s tone and musicality. Check out the Bonus Track (La Volta by Michael Praetorius) that features a professional recorder ensemble performing on four different types of recorders. Selections include a wonderful variety of music, classical themes, folksongs, multi-cultural melodies, and original music.
Three informative icons are used throughout the method:
• Know Your Recorder Provides historical and interesting information on the recorder. Includes lists of popular music that use recorders.
• Music Master Gives the student insights on the bigger picture of music and music performance.
• Recorder Tip Student learns to progress easier and faster using these most helpful performance tips.
The Method Book contains reference page boxes that help the teacher carefully correlate the Method Book to the Songbook.
An informative Glossary has been placed on the last page of the book.