This is the ideal introduction to music for children and early learners of the recorder. The recorder is the first instrument that many children learn before they progress onto other instruments - brass, wind or even stringed. It is easy to make a sound and even simple pieces can sound impressive. This handy guide provides a range of traditional and modern music using standard notation, reflecting both the standard teaching pieces and some popular melodies. With a basic introduction to reading music, a simple how-to-play guide and step-by-step photos, children will have everything they need to start straightaway.
Roger Cawkwell studied composition, piano, sax, flute and clarinet at the Royal Academy of Music, leaving in the early 1970s to go on to play with the John Dankworth Band and the London Sinfonietta. He has always been active as a teacher, currently running musicianship classes at Goldsmiths College, London, and has contributed to several music educational projects. As well as adding recorder to the other woodwinds, Roger has gone on to learn many instruments and now plays most of the brass family, too.