Recorder Jazz Time by Darren Fellows. Reproducible music suitable for Grades 3-6 for recorder and piano with instructional techniques for each piece.
A young musician’s first introduction to jazz can be a powerful experience. This book makes jazz accessible to beginning recorder players by giving straightforward instruction on jazz concepts before each piece. A piano accompaniment includes more extensive jazz music to make the recorder player a part of an authentic jazz experience. The CD also includes backing tracks with piano and other instruments appropriate for each song. Most songs use only the natural notes on the recorder, with a few instances of F-sharp and B-flat.
Contents include: Recorder fingering chart; Ice Cream Boogie; Pow! Pow! Power!; Railroad; Moochin'; Forgotten Promise; Strut Your Stuff; The Clumsy Ballerina; Mango Tango; Starry Night; and Bubble Gum Blues