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Flute/Recorder Course - Level 1

Simple, easy to follow flute/recorder lessons!

Course Overview

The course takes the student, step by step, through the process of developing skills, one hand at a time, gradually unifying the process so that both hands can play songs on the flute.  We learn the simple techniques and songs in the course by heart and ear.  We do not complicate this process with written music.  The important first steps are to develop comfort and skills with the instrument itself.  We do this by learning simple songs that are easily mastered with daily practice.

What you will learn:

  • How to use the first three left hand fingers to play simple songs

  • Then, how to use the four right hand fingers to play simple songs

  • Ultimately, how to use the fingers of both hands to play more elaborate and interesting songs.

  • You will develop greater sensitivity to tones.

  • You will become more adept at simple rhythms so that you can "keep time" more skillfully in music

  • Using the song to help develop your "musical ear" so that music is natural and fun.

  • The benefits of regular daily practice vs. occasional practice

What you will receive:

  • A course overview and description

  • Simple warm-up exercises to develop basic finger dexterity and coordination

  • 37 music lessons that guide you from start to finish for 36 songs.

  • Additional videos that delve into fundamental pedagogical topics

  • Additional articles that explore various pedagogical considerations

What you will need:

  • One soprano recorder with baroque fingering (Key of C).

  • Willingness to practice at least fifteen minutes everyday

  • A positive attitude, because we all make mistakes and it is part of the journey!

Who is this course for:

This course is for anyone who wants to begin learning how to play the recorder flute, whether you intend to teach the subject to others or you are just learning for yourself.  The lessons are suitable for any age group, from young student to teens to adults.

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Course Content

Start Here

Introduction and Overview

How to Use these Lessons

Tips for Beginning Music (on any instrument)

Creating a daily rhythm - developing healthy habits

List of Songs (lyrics included) in This Course

Flute/Recorder Lessons

Lesson 1: "Caterpillar"

Lesson 2: "Rain Song Pt. 1"

Lesson 3: "Rain Song Pt. 2"

Lesson 4: "Snug and Warm"

Lesson 5: "Pickle Song"

Lesson 6: "Autumn Time"

Lesson 7: "Skipping"

Lesson 8: "Growing"

Lesson 9: "Jumprope"

Lesson 10: "It's Time to Plant the Corn"

Lesson 11: "Jack Frost"

Lesson 12: "Honeybee"

Lesson 13: "Kitty Cat Wants to Pounce"

Lesson 14: "Love is Like the Sun"

Lesson 15: "Evening and Morning"

Lesson 16: "Hoo Hoo"

Lesson 17: "Pennies in the Fountain"

Lesson 18: "Snowman"

Lesson 19: "A Pile of Leaves"

Lesson 20: "The Stream"

Lesson 21: "Dandelion Bright"

Lesson 22: "Treehouse"

Lesson 23: "Bubble Bath"

Lesson 24: "See the Clouds"

Lesson 25: "Song of Gratitude"

Lesson 26: "Song of the Wind"

Lesson 27: "Grant Me Eagle Eyes"

Lesson 28: "The Mustangs"

Lesson 29: "A Good Book"

Lesson 30: "Bless This Meal"

Lesson 31: "May Love Be Your Guide"

Lesson 32: "Squirrels and Acorns"

Lesson 33: "Playful Moon"

Lesson 34: "Sharing Treasure"

Lesson 35: "Farewell Winter, Welcome Spring"

Lesson 36: "Wonder"

Bonus Lesson: Mirror Lake

Additional Resources

Pedagogical Videos

Pedagogical Articles

Appreciation Message

More from the course creator:

Recorder Flute - Level 1 This is a beginning level recorder flute course. The course is composed of 36 lessons. Each lesson takes you from start to finish with a single, new simple song. The lessons start very simply, developing the left hand fingers for a few lessons, then the right hand fingers for a few lessons, and finally leading into simple songs that use the fingers of both hands. Along the way, with daily practice and basic mastery of each lesson, the student develops the skills as well as the confidence to proceed. This course is for soprano recorders in the key of C, Baroque fingering. All 36 songs in this "Recorder Flute - Level 1" course are exactly the same as the songs in the "Singing Easy Songs" course. In this course, in addition to the songs being sung, there are the instructions for recorder flute playing. In the singing course, the recorder flute instructions have been edited out, while the singing portions of each lesson remain exactly the same. This is why the singing course is significantly cheaper to purchase.

 

All songs in this course are composed by Rev Bowen.

Waldorf Flute Recorder Level One Course Overview

Waldorf Flute/Recorder Course

First Grade/Level 1

This course includes 36 flute/recorder lessons for the core Waldorf First Grade Curriculum or as a standalone course for beginner flute. You are on your way to simple, easy to use lessons. Once you purchase the course you will have access to all of the videos and can begin your Waldorf journey now!

$148

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Meet Our Course Creator

Rev Bowen, also co-founder of Simply Waldorf, is a seasoned Waldorf grades teacher. 

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