Recorder Resources

Descant Beginners

Tunes with easy notation, audio demos and accompaniments
 

BOOK 1

01. Good recorder players...
02. The first 8 notes
03. 'G', 'A' and 'B'
04. Cups of tea
05. Merrily we roll along
06. 'C'
07. C Jam Blues
08. Walking the dog
09. Another rainy day
10. 'D'
11. D Jam Blues
12. Toad in a hat
13. Now the day is over
14. Jingle bells
15. 'Low D'
16. G Jam Blues
17. Waltzing William
18. London's Burning
19. 'E'
20. A Jam Blues
21. Funky Freda
22. Raga
23. 'F#'
24. B Jam Blues
25. Merrily in D
26. Twinkle twinkle little star
27. Tallis Canon
27. Tallis (new link)

 

BOOK 2

01. Titanic theme
02. Sur le pont d'Avignon
03. Bransle
04. Pray the rain to fall
05. Ode to joy
06. 'High E'
07. Merrily in C (high)
08. E Jam Blues
09. Twinkle in G
10. Ronde
11. Jingle Bells incl verse
12. Titanic solo
13. 'Low C'
14. Merrily in C (low)
15. The Garden
16  'F' (natural)
17. C major scale & arpeggio
18. Merrily in F
19. Twinkle in C
20. F Jam Blues
21. Raggle taggle gypsies
22. 'A#'/ 'Bb'
23. Merrily in Bb
24. Twinkle in F
25. Bb Jam Blues
26. All Blues
27. East Enders theme

 

BOOK 3

01. 'C# / Db'
02. D major scale & arpeggio
03. Merrily in A
04. Watermelon Man
05. The month of maying
06. Chitty chitty bang bang
07. 'High F' / F major scale
08. F Jam Blues (high)
09. Greensleeves
10. 'High F#'
11. Twinkle in A
12. F# Jam Blues
13. Cantiga de Santa Maria
14. Watermelon Man (hard bit)
15. 'High G' / G major scale
16. G Jam Blues
17. Mercy Mercy Mercy
18. Cantaloupe Island
19. 'D# / Eb'
20. Come Sunday
21. 'G# / Ab'
22. Ab Jam Blues
23. Db Jam Blues
24. Belle qui tiens ma vie
25. La Folia
26. Batman theme
27. Bond theme
28. Pastime with good company

 

Downloads

Book 1 to print
Book 1 audio

 

Book 2 to print
Book 2 audio

 

Book 3 to print
Book 3 audio

 

The materials are also available as SmartNotebook files, complete with audio demos and accompaniments. They're too large to download from here but can be supplied via Dropbox or on CD / flashdrive if you contact Rod (r.arran@brecknock.camden.sch.uk)

Beginner Trebles

C
- Cups of Tea
C D E
- Suo Gan
- Merrily we roll along
- Au clare de la lune
C D E F
- Walking the Dog
- F Jam Blues
- Allemaigne 1
C D E F G
- Mattechins

 

CHRISTMAS!

01 Jingle Bells  
02 Gaudete  
03 In the bleak midwinter  
04 God rest ye merry  
05 Walking in the air  
06 Away in a manger  
07 Rudolph  
08 One horse open sleigh  
09 Coventry Carol  

 

'Trebles on Top'

Easy / Intermediate treble resources.