Wednesday 25 September 2013

Make Way For Recorders!

Grade 4 and 5 students are getting ready to start playing the recorder for the year! To kick off the learning of this instrument, students have been learning about the history of the recorder as well as the different kinds of recorders. I showed them 5 different sizes of recorder (from smallest to biggest): Sopranino, Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass. The recorder our grade 4's & 5's play is called the Soprano Recorder.

Sopranino, Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Bass Recorders

I was also able to show them my collection of recorders and flutes from around the world, including India, Germany, Hungary, the Ukraine and Ireland.

Students also learned how the recorder is made from this video:

Last, students were given an example of how beautiful the recorder can sound once we learn how to play well by watching this video from Taiwan!

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