Table of Contents

Exploring the Recorder and Music Theory, Book 2, 238 pages

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Table of Contents (selections)

Every unit includes sections for

  • Playing by ear
  • Taking dictation
  • Improvising
  • Transposing and distorting
  • Harmonizing
  • Recorder technique
  • Sight reading
  • Repertoire
  • Learning about music theory
    • Notation
    • Intervals
    • Scales
    • Harmony
    • Phrase and form
    • Rhythm and meter

Unit 1 – Review

  • A review of the principles, concepts, and skills presented in Book 1
  • Some new pieces and some old pieces in fresh arrangements
  • Learning about music theory

Unit 2 – Major Melodies with Tonic Harmonies

  • Sight reading pieces that use the whole major scale
  • Recorder technique: the alto recorder
  • Learning about music theory
    • Notation: the bass clef
    • Intervals: steps, skips, repeats, interval size, the perfect fifth
    • Major scales and their key signatures
    • Harmony and texture: horizontal and vertical, the tonic triad
    • Phrase and form: using letters to identify phrases
    • Rhythm and meter: rhythmic chanting and proportions
    • Summary of Unit 2: Worksheets

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

  • Sight reading pieces that harmonize with tonic and dominant triads
  • Harmonizing: Creating tonic triads on the final notes of pieces
  • Recorder technique – alternate fingerings
  • Learning about music theory
    • Terms: The 10 musical elements
    • The piano keyboard
    • Intervals: qualities of perfect and major in major scales and by half step
    • Harmony: tonic and dominant triads, chord factors, cadences
    • Phrase and form: full and half cadences, layers of form, theme with variations
    • Rhythm and meter: metrical counting, beat patterns, metronome markings

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

  • Harmonizing sight reading pieces with inverted tonic and dominant triads
  • Learning about music theory
    • Three forms of minor scales
    • Notation:  moveable C clefs, voicing in four-part harmonic analysis
    • Intervals: all qualities
    • Harmony: inversions of triads, figured bass, and four-part analysis
    • Phrase and form: canon form
    • Rhythm and meter: compound meter

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

  • Harmonizing with Subdominant Triads
  • Learning about Music Theory
    • Notation: the orchestral score
    • Intervals: all sizes and qualities
    • Scales: reference scales for major, minor, and the diatonic modes
    • Harmony and texture: choosing triads, qualities of triads, harmonic functions, secondary triads
    • Phrase and form: three kinds of cadences, period form
    • Rhythm and meter: complex meter

Indexes

  • Index of songs, pieces, and poetry
  • Index of music theory worksheets
  • Index of poetry for improvisation
  • Index of recorder technique exercises and fingering charts

 

Preface    vi
Unit 1 – Introducing the Recorder and Music Theory (Review)    1
Playing by ear    1
Taking dictation    2
Improvising    3
Transposing and distorting    4
Transposing chart number 1 – Major Keys    4
Transposing chart number 2 – Minor Keys    4
Distorting    4
Harmonizing with ostinatos    5
Recorder technique    5
Basic principles    5
Five-note diatonic scales in major and minor    6
Fingering Chart    7
Sight reading    8
Ensemble performing and repertoire    9
Learning about music theory    12
Notation: spelling diatonic scales    12
Five-note major and minor scales    14
Harmony and texture    19
Phrase and form: letter designations for phrases    19
Rhythm and meter: rhythm trees, rhythmic chanting, time signatures    20
Dynamics    23
Music theory terminology and symbols for Unit 1    24
The tonal solar system    26
Summary of Unit 1: Worksheets    27
Unit 2 – Major Melodies with Tonic Harmonies    31
Playing by Ear    31
Taking Dictation    32
Transposing and distorting    32
Improvising    33
Sight reading pieces that use the whole major scale    34
Ensemble performing and repertoire    35
Recorder technique: the alto recorder    36
Written pitches, sounding pitches, and fingerings    36
Alto Recorder, Standard fingerings    37
Learning about music theory    38
Notation: the bass clef    38
Intervals: steps, skips, repeats, interval size, the perfect fifth    41
Major scales and their key signatures    45
Harmony and texture: horizontal and vertical, the tonic triad    53
Phrase and form: using letters to identify phrases    57
Rhythm and meter: rhythmic chanting and proportions    58
Summary of Unit 2: Worksheets    59
Unit 3 – Major and Minor Melodies with Tonic and Dominant Harmonies in Root Position    69
Playing by ear    69
Taking dictation    70
Transposing and distorting    71
Improvising    71
Sight reading pieces that harmonize with tonic and dominant triads    72
Harmonizing: Creating tonic triads on the final notes of pieces    74
Ensemble performing and repertoire    75
Recorder technique – alternate fingerings    80
Fingerings for better tuning    80
Fingerings for faster facility    80
Learning about music theory    81
Terms: The 10 musical elements    81
The piano keyboard    81
Intervals: qualities of perfect and major in major scales and by half step    86
Scales: natural minor, reference, key signatures, relatives    95
Harmony: tonic and dominant triads, chord factors, cadences    99
Phrase and form: full and half cadences, layers of form, theme with variations    106
Rhythm and meter: metrical counting, beat patterns, metronome markings    109
Summary of Unit 3: Worksheets    113
Unit 4 – Major and Minor Melodies with Tonic and Dominant Harmonies in Inversions    121
Playing by ear    121
Harmonizing    121
Taking dictation    122
Inverting triads    123
Transposing and distorting    123
Improvising    124
Recorder technique    124
Harmonizing sight reading pieces with inverted tonic and dominant triads    125
Sight reading    127
Ensemble performing and repertoire    133
Recorder technique    138
Learning about music theory    139
Three forms of minor scales    139
Notation:  moveable C clefs, voicing in four-part harmonic analysis    143
Intervals: all qualities    146
Harmony: inversions of triads, figured bass, and four-part analysis    149
Phrase and form: canon form    159
Rhythm and meter: compound meter    159
Summary of Unit 4: Worksheets    162
Unit 5 – Major and Minor Melodies with Tonic, Subdominant, and Dominant Harmonies in Inversions    171
Playing by ear    171
Harmonizing    171
Taking dictation    172
Transposing and distorting    173
The subdominant triad    173
Improvising    173
Sight reading and harmonizing    174
Ensemble performing and repertoire    175
Harmonizing with Subdominant Triads    180
Recorder Technique    192
Learning about Music Theory    193
Notation: the orchestral score    193
Intervals: perfect fifths and all sizes and qualities    194
Scales: reference scales for major, minor, and the diatonic modes    196
Harmony and texture: choosing triads, qualities of triads, harmonic functions, secondary triads    198
Phrase and form: three kinds of cadences, period form    203
Rhythm and meter: complex meter    204
Indexes    207
Index of songs, pieces, and poetry    207
Index of music theory worksheets    208
Index of poetry for improvisation    209
Index of recorder technique exercises and fingering charts    209