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Hello, you finally made it!  Let's get started.

We will be reviewing the following concepts:

    1.  rhythm
    2.  note names
    3.  recorder fingerings
    4.  playing skills
    5.  listening skills
 
 


 
 
 

First, let's review the following rhythms.

Click on each note and clap along with us!
 
 

      = Whole note = 4 beats = CLAP AS "whole-2-3-4"

=  Dotted Half Note = 3 beats = CLAP AS "half-note-dot"
 

=  Half note = 2 beats = CLAP AS "half-note"

=  Quarter Note  = 1 beat  = CLAP AS "ta"

=  Eighth Note  = 1/2 beat = CLAP AS "ti" (half of ti-ti)
 


 

Secondly, we should review the following note names.
 

SPACE NOTES

____________        ____________        ____________        ____________
____________        ____________        ____________        ___E________
____________        ____________        ____C_______        ____________
____________        ___A________        ____________        ____________
_____F______        ____________        ____________        ____________
 
 

LINE NOTES
 
 
________________________

________________________

________________________

________________________

____________________E__

_______________________

________________________

________________________

___________________G___

________________________

_______________________

________________________

_________________B_____

________________________

________________________

_______________________

_______________D______

_______________________

________________________

________________________

__________F____________

________________________

________________________

________________________

________________________

I hope you remember all of those!

CLUE:  Space notes spell the word "face."
            Line notes can make the sentence "Every Good Boy Does Fine."
 
 


 
 

We know how to play some of these notes on our recorders.  Let's review the correct fingerings.
 
 
G
A
B
C

 
 
 
 


 
 

Now.................. Lets Play!

The music may disappear when you listen to the audio sound.  You may want to print the music in order the easily play along.

Click on the practice drill and then play along with the computer,  (This is a 1K file and will play immediately.)

Click on this sentence to play along with me. (This is a 2MB file and will take a little time to download.)










 
 
 

Click on music notes to listen to other people play different recorder selections.
        "Colors of the Wind" - song from "Pocahantis" by Alan Menken, Stephen Schwartz

        "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" - song from "Lion King" by Elton John and Tim Rice

        "Nice 'n Easy" - light jazz by Brian Bonsor
 
 
 

Let's take a little quiz!!
 

How many beats are in a whole note?
 

four                    two
 

Which picture shows the recorder fingering for the note B?
 
 
 

How many beats does a dotted half note get?
 

one                  three
 

How many beats are in a quarter not? (No peeking!)
 

three                    one
 
 

Click here to listen to the BONUS question!

A last reminder before you leave ........

Recorders are for everyone!!!!!

I would like to thank the following website authors for their creativity.  I incorporated graphics, midi files, and wav files from the following sites:
 
 




http://www.amphi.com/~mruane/Recorder/Jingle_Bells/jingle_bells.html
http://www.geocities.com/wilson_wong_jr/music/recorder.html
http://www.iband.com/
http://www.anthro.mnsu.edu/cultural/music/notation.html
http://members.aol.com/recorder2/index.htm
http://www.amphi.com/~mruane/Recorder/Jingle_Bells/jingle_bells.html
http://www.wcboe.k12.md.us/mainfold/technolog/techsat/Barnhart/ppt/recorder/sld010.htm
http://www.anysubject.com/recorder.htm
http://www.research.att.com/psa/shrs/
http://www.music.vt.edu/faculty/howell/kodaly/author.html