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:



Middle School


General Music


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


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


Baroque Recorder Concerti – CD from ARS website
Computer lab – 1 to 2 students per monitor.


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.


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 from the desktop.
Read the history of the Renaissance and Baroque recorder. Answer questions from worksheet. (15 minutes)
Go to
Click on links to view instruments across the top of the screen (10 minutes)


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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