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DME RECORDER

Each student will reach a specified level of proficiency on the recorder.

 

 

Grading Criteria

 

Grading criteria is simple:  Each student must achieve "Black Belt" status by exhibiting passing proficiency on Ode to Joy in the "Recorder Karate" handouts.  Assessment will be by SmartMusic and each song through Black Belt must pass with a score of 90 or above. 

 

Note:  This is a proficiency.  All students must pass with a score of 90 or above to pass the class.

 

 

 

Procedure

 

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Students will be given a packet of materials at the beginning of the semester known as "Recorder Karate".

 

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In addition to classroom work with the recorder, each student will be expected to pass through several color levels by satisfactorily playing corresponding songs.  These will be tested outside of DME class through SmartMusic.  A score of 90 is required for each song.

 

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At the end of the semester, the 9 scores will be averaged for the recorder grade.

 

 

Notes on Recorders

 

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You must bring your recorder for each class period. 

 

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Put your name on your recorder.

 

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Do not play your recorder until and unless instructed to do so.  This wastes everyone's time.  Offenders will be asked to remove the mouthpiece of their recorders and will lose the privilege of playing with the rest of the class.

 

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Tune your recorder by adjusting the connection between the two sections.  Do not bring a one-piece recorder.

 

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Please keep your recorder clean.  Use the included cleaning rod after use.

 

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Students interested in additional points can attempt more difficult songs after the Black Belt is attained.  (See the list below.)

 

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Use the following link for online accompaniments to practice for your recorder level tests.  You must get the password from me to access the audio files.

 

Recorder Karate Accompaniments

                
SONGS FOR ADDITIONAL POINTS
DegreeSongKey
2nd     If You're Happy and You Know It     F
3rdAmerica the BeautifulC
4thGod Rest Ye Merry GentlemenD
5thEdelweissC
6thStar Spangled BannerC

 

SmartMusic

 

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Go to SmartMusic; create an account and set up your profile

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Clock "Enroll" to find your class (DME); select the class

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The 9 songs are listed on the Class screen.  Do them in the order of the Recorder Karate (they are listed in alphabetical order)

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You must get a 90% accuracy reading to go on to the next song

 

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