Recorder Resource Kit 1 Teacher Guide + Digital Resource

Themes & Variations

SKU: 116P

The Recorder Resource Kit 1 is a beginning recorder method that has been used to help thousands of students learn to play the recorder. It contains everything that the teacher needs for teaching a first-year recorder program: a teacher’s guide, games, practice bugs, note name mad minutes, assessment rubrics, piano/guitar chord symbols, Orff accompaniments, composition worksheets, and quizzes, recorder care, and recorder note name flashcards. The kit also includes student pages in Standard Notation AND in KidsNote Notation for you to copy for your students. (Don't have the time to copy your own student books. We have standard notation Student Books available to purchase.)

Students will learn how to care for the recorder as they study basic music theory concepts and practice with the fingering chart included in the kit. There are 38 songs in the book, including some duets and rounds that are carefully sequenced so that students will have success from the very first lesson. Students love to play along with the accompaniment tracks that are included and practicing at home tends to have more success in their practice time. Throughout the lessons, they also learn about famous composers and get the opportunity to play themes by them.

The Recorder Resource Kit 1 includes:

  1. All Songs and Composer Biographies
  2. Mad Minutes and Answer Keys
  3. Recorder Theory Quiz
  4. All About the Recorder & How to Care for the Recorder
  5. How Notes Are Named
  6. Counting Music
  7. All Songs in Standard Notation and KidsNotes Notation
  8. Soprano Fingerings Chart
  9. Note Name Flash Cards
  10. Duet Parts for Each Song
  11. Digital Resources (PowerPoints, and Videos)

Did you know MusicplayOnline also has recorder resources? Songs from both The Recorder Resource Kit 1 and 2 are available, along with some great additional features.

Intended Grades: Grade 4 - 5

Materials Included

Print Book + Download Edition - $40
- Printed Book
- Digital Book PDF
- Audio MP3
- PowerPoints
- Concept Videos
- Note Highlight Videos
Download Edition- $35
- Digital Book PDF
- Audio MP3
- PowerPoints
- Concept Videos
- Note Highlight Videos

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Songs Include

1. Just A
2. Just B
3. A and B Blues
4. Just G
5. G and A Blues
6. Side Step
7. Au clair de la lune
8. Hot Cross Buns
9. Starlight
10. Peter Rabbit
11. Kagome
12. BAGE Blues
13. Little Tommy Tiddlemouse
14. Trampin’
15. Doggie, Doggie
16. Salish Hand Game
17. Skin and Bones
18. Frog in the Middle
19. Country Swing

20. Ho Ho Watanay
21. My Paddle
22. Rondo
23. “C” you in Canada
24. Hush Little Baby
25. Sanctus
26. Bouffons
27. C and D
28. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
29. Ode to Joy
30. Renaissance Round
31. Closet Key
32. From the New World
33. Morning
34. Good King Wenceslas
35. Jingle Bells
36. Jolly Old St. Nicholas
37. The C Scale
38. Funga Alafia


Book: The Recorder Resource Kit 1
Book: Digital Resource Content
Audio: Hot Cross Buns Performance
Audio: Hot Cross Buns Accompaniment

*The product description above may refer to a CD. We are no longer including CDs but the content is still available as a download.