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Below are the four videos that Recorder Players will need to learn in order of difficulty.
Start with, "Duke's Place". It is, by far, the easiest to play. The 2nd line of, "When the Saints Go Marching In" is also very easy. For the more difficult parts, it's best to click on the, "YouTube" link at the bottom of the song and open it full screen in YouTube.
Once there, you can click on the little gear icon, and slow the video down to .75 or .50.
Here are downloadable PDF files of the the individual parts with note names.
La Bamba for Recorders I & II
. The Recorder II part is fairly easy. Learn that first. The Recorder I part is the vocal melody of the song, and is more difficult, but definately worth the work it takes to learn it! Have fun with La Bamba!
Carnegie Hall - The Orchestra Swings
Your school may be given the opportunity to perform with a Symphony Orchestra! It will take a strong commitment from students, parents, teachers and all involved to make the concert the high level of quality that it needs to be. Below this section, you will find videos to help you get your fingers in the right place at the right time. Here you will find links to the "Carnegie Hall Link Up Swing" pieces that we will be performing.
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Many years ago, when I was a Second Grade ClassroomTeacher, I also taught my students Soprano Recorder. -Classroom teachers had more time for things like that back in those days...
As many music teachers did, I used a "Karate Belt" system to inspire the students to practice, and added the belt levels to songs on my mrfiddle.com page. Eventually giving the page its own address:
During the 2019/20 school year, I was no longer general classroom, I was full time Music and Strings at a different school, and found myself teaching online from home. Given that violins need daily tuning and attention that I could not give from home, I updated my recorder page and added 16 original pieces for Recorder in increasing levels of difficulty ranging from three note songs to songs that use a full octave and more.
Please feel free to use any of the links below with your students!