Tuesday, November 30, 2010

4th Grade Magnet -- "Pat-a-pan"

Ms. Lopez and Mr. Anderson's class -- here is the first of your two songs -- "Pat-a-pan". Hopefully this recording will help you learn the words and see how they fit together with the drumming.

Traditional French Carol

Guilo prends ton tamourim.
Toi, prends ta fluté Robin.
Au son de ces instruments.
Au son de ces instruments
Je dirai Noel gaiment.

Willie, get your little drum;
Robin bring your flute and come.
Aren’t they fun to play upon?
When you play your fife and drum
How can anyone be glum?

When the men of olden days
Gave the King of Kings their praise,
They had pipes to play upon.
And also the drums they’d play,
Full of joy of Christmas Day

Holiday Show Prep Underway!

Here's a little video some elf friends of mine put together to get everyone in the proper spirit!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Third Grade Home School - "Come Let Us Gather"

Ms. Wasson and Ms. Weiss's classes -- here at last is your other song. Check it out and let's see how much progress you can make between now and Wednesday.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Recorder Fingering Chart

I keep meaning to post this for general reference. I hope it is helpful for both recorder players and recorder lovers

Third Grade Magnet -- Check this out for "African Noel"

Hey Ms. Abu-Bakir and Mr. Oasay's classes -- I'm jump ahead to Three Minute Recorder Lesson 11 because it will teach you how to play African Noel. Watch this video and learn how to do an improv is C pentatonic.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Recorder Lesson 8 - F

Here's another video lesson about making the F.

Recorder Lesson 7 - Low C

Hi Third Graders -- I am going to post some more of these video lessons to help improve your overall playing. This one is about the lowest note on the recorder -- low C.

Third Grade Magnet -- "Tallis Canon"

Hi Third Graders -- here is some video to go along with the audio of "Tallis Canon" posted earlier. Please check it out -- and have a great Thanksgiving!

"Tallis Cannon" - 2 Part Canon

Hi Third Grade Magnet -- here's Tallis Canon again as a 2 part canon. Try playing along and add a third part!

"Tallis Cannon" - Melody

Hi Third Grader in Mr. Oasay and Ms. Abu Bakir's class. Here is a the melody for Tallis Canon along with the music. I will be posting a video lesson to go along with this shortly.

Friday, November 5, 2010

"Tune of the Buffens" Phrase 4

...and here's the 4th phrase. What about phrase 3, you say? It's the same as phrase 1!

"Tune of the Buffens" Phrase 2

Here's the 2nd phrase...

"Tune of the Buffens" Phrase 1 & 3

Like many songs "Tune of the Buffens" breaks nicely into easy to learn phrases. Learning them individually and them putting the song back together is an excellent way to learn.

"Tune of the Buffens" -- Complete

Hi Third Graders -- here's a recording of one of the songs I am considered for the Holiday show. It's a very simple tune and fun to play. See how far you can take it!

Recorder Lesson 6 -- Low D

This lesson will also be very useful for some of our Holiday show material -- and that show is coming up fast!

Recorder Lesson 5 -- High C & D

Hi Third Graders -- you will need these notes to play the tune I want you to learn so check out this lesson!