Nine-Note Recorder Method, 2018

Nine-Note Recorder Method

Orff Schulwerk friendly recorder method

~Learn soprano or tenor recorder with this comprehensive music book with large, easy-to-read standard notation.
~Uses the 9 easiest notes to play on recorder with simple rhythms.
~Fold-out fingering chart for quick reference.
~Arrangements include accompaniment for glockenspiel, xylophone, or resonator bells.
~Over 160 songs, many with lyrics; includes 16 rounds, 43 duets, and 48 non-Western songs.
~Promotes music literacy, mastery, and ensemble playing.
~76 pages. Traditional side spiral binding.
~Teacher Lesson Plan Manual available.

Overview, Contents, and sample pages.
Sound files of every song in music book.

Go to free rhythm lessons.
See Recorders in Music Education.
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Learn the rest of the notes with the intermediate book, Beyond the Nine-Note Recorder Method.

Nine-Note Teacher Manual

Orff Schulwerk friendly recorder method

Teacher Manual for Nine-Note Recorder Method contains 35 lesson plans, meeting National Standards for K-6 Music Education. Builds music literacy by creating, performing, and responding. Student-center music-making and self-evaluation. These lesson plans promote music literacy, mastery, and ensemble-playing while saving the teacher time and work. Bound, 50 pages with convenient
2-page spread for ease of use. Appendix (unbound, 65 pages, 8.5 x 11) includes: posters; fingering exercises; reproducible bonus songs for concerts; worksheets; sight-reading and rubric for assessment, and full-size fingering chart for each note. See Table of Contents. Appendix is also sent as a PDF to print and project.
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FREE with classroom order of books.

The appendix to the teacher manual has been updated with worksheets and improved arrangements for 3 Winter Concert Songs; if you own this and would like the update, please email me

You do not need the teacher manual to teach yourself–only if you are teaching a group of students. (See #5 FAQ.)
Go to Wholesale page to get teacher manual for free.

Need a short, inexpensive recorder book?
See the Five-Note Recorder Method.
Perfect option for an 8 to 15-week unit. 

Orff schulwerk student accompaniment

Rainbow Resource Center has the best price on resonator bells that I’ve found. This set works great for the accompaniments in the Nine-Note Recorder Method.