This is the ideal introduction to music for children and early learners of the recorder. The recorder is the first instrument that many children learn before they progress onto other instruments - brass, wind or even stringed. It is easy to make a sound and even simple pieces can sound impressive. This handy guide provides a range of traditional and modern music using standard notation, reflecting both the standard teaching pieces and some popular melodies. With a basic introduction to reading music, a simple how-to-play guide and step-by-step photos, children will have everything they need to start straightaway.
Author Roger Cawkwell
Spiral bound: 4,000 words, 384 pages, 384 illustrations
Dimensions: 186 x 128 mm
An excellent introduction to the recorder and to music generally
By Bill Clinton - This really is an excellent book. It goes through easy to follow stages starting with which end to blow into and progressing gradually to some pretty advanced stuff. It's well written, interest gin, progresses at a steady pace, and is not only a good introduction to playing the recorder, but a good overall introduction to music. I've been playing guitar for forty years, but I still came across a few things I didn't know. Highly recommended.
Not only for children
By Judy Brighton - I bought this book as an introduction to recorder, but found it to be helpful as a general guid to basic music terminology and theory. Although it's written for children, it was perfect for an adult beginner. The explanations are always easy to follow and the amount of information given at each step is just right to maintain interest. A great little book.