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Why choose the Nine-Note Recorder Method?

Nine-Note Recorder MethodUses only the nine easiest notes and simple rhythms in a logical progression.

Built-in music stand for desktop use.

Fold-out fingering chart.

FREE lesson plans or pacing guide available, including a rubric for assessment. Lesson plans were revised in November 2014. The slower pace is more appropriate for most elementary classrooms. Previous customers may request the new version at no charge.

Features 147 songs, with 60 duets or rounds. This is 2-4 times the material in most methods. See Table of Contents.

Standard music notation in large print. Click to print sample page.

Free rhythm lessons.

Coming soon: Listen to sound files of every song in the book.

Designed for classroom and home use. Learn more about using this recorder method in MUSIC EDUCATION.

Recommended by teachers, parents, and adults learning how to play.

Project-able, printable version available for school purchase.Core Music for Kids edition of Nine-Note Recorder Method

Full version, Nine-Note Recorder Method, or the less expensive abbreviated version, Quick Nine-Note Recorder Method, are both available with volume discounts. Schools may request a free review copy.

Chosen by Core Music for Kids as the best recorder method available and as the recorder component of the Core Music for Kids elementary music education program.

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