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Beginning recorder

Recommendations of music books for learning to play the recorder? Has anyone used Oak Meadow's book? (I've never bought anything from OM.) Other books you used and loved/hated?

This is for my 7yo as a first-time learner and also for reteaching myself to read music and play it again.

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aelfie
Jun. 3rd, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
I did not care for Oak Meadow. Its waaaaay too short.

I like either Sweet Pipes. (If you've got someone who's independent)

Or, the one I really like is Living Music from the Heart found here:http://homemusicmaking.blogspot.com/
It teaches the Penny Whistle instead of the recorder, but the basic notes are the same and it comes with a DVD to walk Mom through the lesson before Mom turns around and teaches child.

HTH
aliyna
Jun. 4th, 2012 03:52 am (UTC)
Utterly off topic- my aplogies to the OP! But I'd love to friend you, we have both friends AND interests well and away in common. I think we'd do well! =)
aelfie
Jun. 4th, 2012 04:07 am (UTC)
Friend away! I added you!
aliyna
Jun. 4th, 2012 04:13 am (UTC)
Horray!
lateforthesky
Jun. 5th, 2012 02:11 am (UTC)
Thanks for the review about Oak Meadow.
lateforthesky
Jun. 5th, 2012 02:10 am (UTC)
Thanks!
brgk44
Jun. 4th, 2012 01:05 am (UTC)
We just picked up Mel Blanc's beginning recorder book from a local music store. $5 and it got us pretty darn far! :)
lateforthesky
Jun. 5th, 2012 02:11 am (UTC)
Thanks!
aliyna
Jun. 4th, 2012 03:54 am (UTC)
Oh, and now that I've checked you out, I'd love to friend, you, too! I've been on a roll this week... We have friends and interests in common, too- smallll LJ.
lateforthesky
Jun. 5th, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
Sure! I am always looking for more homeschooling parents here on lj.
aliyna
Jun. 5th, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)
Oh awesome! ♥ Done and done.
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