Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Three Minute Recorder - Lesson 4 - Pentatonic Improvisation

By third grade at Wonderland all the students have had numerous opportunities to improvise using pitched and unpitched percussion as well as singing.  Recorder improvisation is a little more challenging, making good quality notes is something that takes concentration and practice.  The truth is that an excellent recorder improv can be made on one or two notes, as long as the player keeps in mind that when it comes to jazz, blues and rock and roll it is always rhythm before melody.  This lesson featuring the tune "Little Johnny Brown" shows how easy it can be.

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