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Week 9/Tues 10th
1. Keep working on Jingle Bells
When you can play it slowly and neatly, try speeding up a bit.
If you can already play low D, E F# you might like to start learning the verse.
2. We did these exercises with low D,
D, G D, / D, A D, / D, B D, / D, C D, / D, D' D,
Try to do them every day!
3. Some of us started learning the recorder part for the Miley Cyrus song
'Midnight Sky' - it's here.
4. Keep playing all the tunes and exercises we've done so far this term
1. Practice Walking the Dog
2. Practice It's Another Rainy Day
Everybody will do this in next week's lesson but have a go now if you feel ready!
Weeks 4 & 5
1. Keep practising Merrily if you are still finding it hard.
Try it with the piano accompaniment and the 'band' accompaniment
2. Practice Cs (click here for the fingering)
3. Try these exercises:
3. Practice 'Walking the Dog' - some of us started it this week.
A C A __
G A B C __
B C B __
A B C __
C B A __
C B A G__
G A B C B A G__
1. We practised changing between notes today. Do these exercises first:
G G A __
G A B __
A A B __
B A G __
B B A __
A A G __
Remember to start each note with
your tongue : 'Dee'
Practise it lots. I'm going to ask you to play it on your own next week!!
3. Try these exercises too:
G A G __
A B A __
B A B __
A G A __
G B G __
4. We've looked at 3 sizes of recorder now:
Learn these names!
Here are two versions of a 20th century piece for tenor recorder:
Well done with the first 3 notes!
This week we learnt how to start notes with our tongues, by whispering 'Dee' at the start of every note.
We played 'Cups of Tea' - it sounded amazing for a first try!
That's all we had time for unfortunately, but I wanted to play you this video:
It was composed by Telemann (who also wrote the piece I played you at the start of the lesson) 288 years ago.
The recorder player in the video is Frans Bruggen. He recorded it in 1967, when I was just 7 years old! He was easily the best recorder player in the world at the time. He's playing a treble recorder which is over 300 years old.
Practice the first 3 notes: G A B
- left hand at the top.
- hold your recorder between your lips not your teeth.
- cover the holes carefully with the soft bits of your fingers.
- try to do 5 minutes practice every day
- BE PATIENT
...and one day you might sound like this!