Baroque Recorder – Intro and Extension

Baroque Recorder – Intro and extension

Caroline Sargent Blais
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Nativity Preparatory School – New Bedford

TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:

Internet

Level:

Middle School

Class:

General Music

Equipment:

Internet access – computer lab with enough monitors to seat 1 or 2 students at each.

Duration:

30 Minutes

Prior Knowledge and Skills:

General knowledge of how to use a computer.

MENC Standards Addressed:

MENC 6: Listening to, analyzing and describing music.
MENC 9: Understanding Music in Relation to History and Culture

Materials:

Baroque Recorder Concerti – CD from ARS website
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/recorder/RecorderCD.htm
Stereo
Computer lab – 1 to 2 students per monitor.
Worksheet
Pencil

Objectives:

This lesson is an introduction, or way to expand prior knowledge of the instrument.
Students will listen to recorder music and participate in a brief discussion.
Students will research the history, development, and use of the Baroque recorder using the link provided.

Procedures:

Listen to recorder music. (2 minutes) Ask students what instrument it sounds like. Brief discussion of tone and sound of the instrument. How do you know this is not a trumpet? (3-5 minutes)
Click on www.earlymusic.gil.com.au/history.htm from the desktop.
Read the history of the Renaissance and Baroque recorder. Answer questions from worksheet. (15 minutes)
Go to www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/recd/hd_recd.htm
Click on links to view instruments across the top of the screen (10 minutes)

Evaluation:

Students will listen to and identify the sound of the recorder.
Students will participate in a discussion of tone and sound.
Students will complete a worksheet answering questions about what was learned, seen, and explored.

Follow Up:

Learning how to play the recorder will become a focus in class in the weeks following.

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