Intro to the Recorder
M. Nicole Beard
Leonardtown Elementary School
TI:ME Technology Areas Addressed:
Desk-top computer, LED Overhead Projector, MS PowerPoint, Internet, speakers
Prior Knowledge and Skills:
Basic Rhythm patterns: eighth and quarter notes, quarter rests
Instrumental and Vocal Performances/Observations
NAfME Standards of 1994 Addressed:
NAfME Standards of 1994: Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
NAfME 2014: Performing
NAfME Standards of 1994: Reading and notating music.
NAfME 2014: Creating
NAfME Standards of 1994: Understanding Music in Relation to History and Culture
NAfME 2014: Connections
Individual copies of recorder fingering chart
Hard copies of “Hot Cross Buns”
Music Portfolio Folder with lined paper for taking notes as needed
All equipment listed in #3 above
Students will view a PP presentation and video on the evolution of the recorder through history.
Students will learn recorder fingerings for G, A, B.
Students will play “Hot Cross Buns” on the soprano recorder.
A. Live demonstration of recorder for students – 5 min
B. Brief statement of lesson objectives and introduction of
PP presentation – 5 min
C. PP Presentation – approx. 20 minutes
D. Pre-set “experiment points” within PP presentaion:
1. Id/matching finger numbers and recorder holes – 5 min
2. Free Individ. Practice “Hot Cross Buns” -10 min
E. Individual and class performances of G,A,B and song
– remainder of class time
Students will volunteer to play G, A and B as a solo.
Students will play “Hot Cross Buns” as a class.
Students will describe/discuss the history of the recorder .
Music staff pitch id puzzles
Create/Improvise a melody using G, A, B, quarter/eighth notes and quarter rests
Music Ace – Intro to the staff
Items to Purchase:
Music Ace software (optional) – $49.95 +S/H
When budget should be submitted: