The recorder is a great instrument! The aim of the Red Hot Recorder Tutor is to inspire while having a lot of fun. This second book in the series has more notes to learn, catchy solo pieces, ensemble pieces and rhythm and scale exercises to encourage good technical practice.
There's also a fantastic backing CD with both practice and performance tracks.
Made up of Red Hot Recorder Duets, Red Hot Flute Duets, Red Hot Recorder Songs and Red Hot Dots, the Red Hot Series has something for everyone!
Red Hot Recorder Duets and Red Hot Flute Duets are an excellent introduction to ensemble playing. The jazzy piano accompaniments give a fun, popular feel, and a free CD is included to help learn the pieces and to play along with.
Red Hot Recorder Songs works in step with Red Hot Recorder Tutor to present imaginative and alternative ways to teach the recorder. The book contains new songs written especially to reinforce note learning, all with a popular style and 'feel good' accompaniment. Also included are rhythm exercises to strengthen rhythmic literacy, articulation, listening skills and intonation. There are also suggestions for extension activities.
Music notes are sometimes called dots for fun, and fun is exactly what Red Hot Dots is all about. It's a treasure chest of activities to encourage good music technique, offer fun musical experiences and expand musical horizons. There's a free CD and Red Hot Dots covers many aspects of the National Curriculum music syllabus for Key Stages 1 and 2. There's an opportunity to develop: - performing skills, including singing in unison and in rounds, and playing percussion. - composing skills - making up rhythms and improvisation. - appraising skills - a chance to talk about musical styles and how music makes you feel. - listening skills, like learning and remembering melody and words; use of tempo, dynamics and duration.