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Recorder Karate 1

From Plank Road Publishing

by Barb Philipak

A Highly Motivational Method For Young Players

If you're looking for a classroom-tested, carefully planned recorder method, look no further. Or if you already have a favorite method and would like to add special magic and amazing motivation for your students, this unique kit is the answer. It has everything you will need to get started with young recorder players.

At the heart of this method is a positive reward system in which students receive colored "karate belts" to hang from their recorders for each progressively more difficult tune. Stories from hundreds of teachers rave about the success it has created with all types of students. The Teacher's Handbook walks you through the entire teaching process in a logical, easy-to-understand narrative, and it provides an array of teaching tools designed to make beginning recorder study a joy for teachers and students alike. And since this Kit comes with the rights to reproduce, your students don't have to buy books of their own. However, Student Books are available to save you the time and effort of photocopying. Included in this Kit are:

  • A detailed description of how Recorder Karate works, complete with instructions for teaching the basics of playing the recorder, working in groups, and testing.
  • Dozens of helpful tips for handling day-to-day issues, including instrument care, noise control, and classroom management techniques.
  • Reproducible settings of nine familiar songs, arranged progressively for the nine levels, most with new concepts and notes to study.
  • A Performance/Accompaniment CD (or MP3s) featuring simple recordings of all songs. As a bonus, it also features elaborately orchestrated settings of some tunes for special performances.
  • Handy reproducibles including a fingering chart and worksheets on the history of the recorder, how to hold it, how to play it, and how to care for it. Also included are certificates, a sample letter for parents, and plenty of recorder and "karate" clip art.
  • Aside from the basics of playing needed for the students, it also includes a helpful, more in-depth tutorial for teachers on "How To Play The Recorder."

Add new life to your beginning recorder classes with Recorder Karate, a great stand-alone method or a fun supplement to any current method you are using.

For Your Convenience... Recorder Karate Student Books!

Even though this great method comes with reproducible versions of all student pages, sometimes the constraints of time and photocopying make it simpler to buy individual books for each student as opposed to spending hours copying them. Each 16-page student book includes all of the music as well as a fingering chart.

About the Downloadable OptionThe downloadable version contains all the components the print version would, but in electronic format. Files may be quite large: A high-speed connection is recommended. Questions? Click to open the Download Help page in a new window.

About the Convenience Combo KitThe Convenience Combo Kit includes both the Kit with CD and the Downloadable Kit.

About the Audio RecordingsAudio recordings contain full performance and accompaniment only (instrumental) tracks.

Prod. #
Product Description
Recorder Karate 1 - Kit with CD
Teacher's Handbook with Reproducible Student Parts & Performance/Accompaniment CD
Recorder Karate 1 - Downloadable Kit
Downloadable PDFs and Performance/Accompaniment MP3s: 42.5MB
Recorder Karate 1 - Convenience Combo Kit (kit w/CD & download)
Both Print and Download. Downloadable component is 42.5MB.
Recorder Karate 1 - Student Book 5-pack
Legal right to use these books only comes with the purchase of the full kit.
Recorder Karate 1 - Student Book 10-pack
Legal right to use these books only comes with the purchase of the full kit.

Sound clips:

Song Title
Ode To Joy (concert version)
Amazing Grace (concert version)
When The Saints Go Marching In (concert version)
Hot Cross Buns (White Belt test song)
Merrily We Roll Along (Orange Belt test song)
Old MacDonald Had A Farm (Purple Belt test song)
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (Red Belt test song)

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