Meaning (Uses) of Recorder | Key Signatures of a Recorder | Steps of Playing the Recorder JSS 1 (Basic 7) – Cultural and Creative Arts

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CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ARTS

________ TERM

WEEK 

JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (JSS 1)

THEME: PERFORMING ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 

PREVIOUS LESSON – 

 

TOPIC – RECORDER 

 

LEARNING AREA

1. Introduction

2. Meaning of Recorder

3. Uses of a Recorder

4. Key Signatures of a Recorder

5. Steps of Playing the Recorder

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES 

By the end of the lesson, most of the students should have attained the following objectives –

1. explain what a recorder is.

2. state the uses of a recorder.

3. name the key signatures of a recorder.

4. explain how to play the recorder.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOUR

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of recorders, Music manuscripts, chalkboard/magic boards, textbooks, notebooks.

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METHOD OF TEACHING

Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

1. Scheme of Work

2. National Curriculum for SSS Classes

3. Course Book

4. All Relevant Material

5. Online Information

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON

MEANING/DEFINITION OF RECORDER

Recorder is the instrument in the woodwind family that come in soprano, alto and tenor versions.

 

USES OF A RECORDER

1. It is used good for music beginners.

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2. It is useful for sight reading and developing listening skills.

 

KEY SIGNATURES OF A RECORDER

KEY SIGNATURES 

A key signature is a visual symbol, printed on a musical staff, that indicates what key a section of music is written in. Key signatures are represented by using accidentals—better known as sharps and flats.

 

FLAT KEY SIGNATURES

In musical notation, flats are the notes made low in a given key signature. The symbol for a flat is L, which means half a tone lower than the written note. The first flat key signature is the key of F, or its relative minor, which is D minor (Dm).

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STEPS OF PLAYING THE RECORDER

1. Purchase a recorder

2. Learn how to hold the recorder and make sound.

3. Learn correct tonguing technique.

4. Learn the fingering chart.

5. Practice makes perfect!

Reference – West Music

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the students some questions; then, the teacher –

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2. Explains the nature and uses of the Recorder while playing for emphasis.

Student’s Activities – Listen to the teacher’s explanation and takes notes.

3. Writes the key signatures for the students to copy in their music manuscripts.

Student’s Activities – Listen to teacher’s explanation on basic steps to play the recorder.

4. Enumerates steps in play recorder.

Student’s Activities – Individual performance of the recorder.

5. Summarizes the lesson on the board.

Student’s Activities – Copy as the teacher writes.

 

CONCLUSION

To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

LESSON EVALUATION 

Ask students to:

1. identify an alto, tenor or soprano recorder.

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2. state three steps of playing the recorder.

3. individual performance of the recorder.