Third graders spend the year learning to play the recorder.
Here are the worksheets we use in class:
Recorder Lesson 1
Description: Simple whole note songs using B A and G. Click here for play-along videos for each exercise!
Recorder Lesson 2
Notes: BAG CD
Description: Simple whole and quarter note songs using B, A, G, and new notes C and D. Also, Jingle Bells, Good King Wenceslas and Dreydl.
Songs: Hot Cross Buns, Au Clair de la Lune, Mary Had a Little Lamb, Closet Key
Notes: D, C, B, A, G, F, E, D
Songs: Sad Hot Crossed Buns, D Dorian Scale, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star-Phrygian Mode, Canoe Song (My Paddle)
This recorder video shows how to play hot crossed buns. Si is what we call B or Mi, La is what we call A or re, and sol is what we call G or Do.
Here are some YouTube videos I made to help teach students how to play recorder.