Book 2 (Exploring)

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Unit 1 – Introducing the Recorder and Music Theory (Review)

Playing by Ear Repertoire Improvising
Green Gravel, p. 1 German Folk Song, p. 9 I Had but Fifty Cents, p. 3
The Birch Tree, p. 1

Unit 2 – Major Melodies with Tonic Harmonies

Playing by Ear Repertoire Improvising
Row, Row, Row Your boat, p. 31 Sumer Is Icumen in, p. 35 Epigram, p. 33

Unit 3 – Major and Minor Melodies with Tonic and Dominant Harmonies in Root Position

Playing by Ear Repertoire Improvising
Shoo Fly, p. 69 Variations on The Irish Washerwoman, p. 77 Dream Song, p. 71
Hey, Ho Anybody Home? p. 69 Zepperl Polka, p. 78

Unit 4 – Major and Minor Melodies with Tonic and Dominant Harmonies in Inversions

Playing by Ear Repertoire Improvising
Shoo Fly with harmony, p. 121 When Jesus Wept, p. 128 At the Seaside, p. 124
Hey, Ho Anybody Home? with harmony, p. 121 Adieu Sweet Amarillis, p. 132
March, p. 134
Carol of the Bells, p. 137

Unit 5 – Major and Minor Melodies with Tonic, Subdominant, and Dominant Harmonies in Inversions

Playing by Ear Repertoire Improvising
Lavender’s Blue with harmony, p. 171 Perché Vezzosi Rai, p. 179 In Honour of Taffy Topaz, p. 173
Wayfarin’ Stranger with harmony, p. 171 When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again, p. 181
When a felon’s not engaged in his employment, p. 183
Paidushko Horo, p. 204
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, p. 185

Correction to page 68

My students and I found a typo on page 68, the Unit 2 Crossword Puzzle.  Download the corrected one here:

  Crossword_Unit_2_Page_68_Corrected.pdf

See also:  Sample Pages