The simplicity and easy playability of recorders and flutophones make them ideal for teaching wind instrument principles to younger children. For this reason, any elementary music teacher (as well as their students) will benefit from owning a vast selection of recorder and flutophone instruction books and songbooks, and this section is jam-packed with terrific options. From Alfred and Carl Fischer to Grover-Trophy, Hal Leonard and KJOs, all the most respected music education publishers have recorder and flutophone instruction guides here.
The best way to keep a child interested in playing music is to provide them with lesson plans that are fun and interactive, and you'll find more than enough entertaining recorder and flutophone method books here, from hit movie songs to hot radio jams and even holiday favorites. For a top seller, check out the Hal Leonard Play Recorder Today! Book/CD with Recorder Instrument has everything a budding musician needs to begin their musical journey. As for flutophones, try the Grover-Trophy Music-time Flutophone Method Book: this instructional guide is incredibly popular among music teachers around the world.
While the recorder is great for kids, plenty of adults play the instrument as well. In fact, the recorder was a prominent instrument during the Baroque Period and many famous artists used recorders on their recordings, including The Beatles, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen. If you're thinking about learning the recorder, we'll suggest the Sweet Pipes Adult Method Book 1 Soprano. This book is specifically for older beginners who are familiar with the fundamentals of guitar notation. Or, if you have a friend who's also interested in playing the recorder, you'll both love the Music Sales Recorder Duets From the Beginning Book 1, which contains 20 enjoyable recorder duets ranging from Beethoven to the Blues.
By now you've probably realized that you could easily build your entire collection of recorder and flutophone instruction books from these pages alone. Regardless of your age, it's never too late to take up a musical instrument, and recorders and flutophones are among the easiest to learn - especially when you own a diverse assortment of instruction books.