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