Subject: Re: [RECL]Transposition question

From: M Stanley
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 16:05:27 -0400

I would like to point out that Sue doesn't do this with ALL her kids. She
said she does this with the MOTIVATED ones. I think I missed that the first

I think that with the MOTIVATED ones, teaching them the transposition is a
right fine idea and worth doing. Those kids will be able - I agree - to
pick it up quickly. And they'll actually practice and actually care. BIG
difference. And I've done it this way when it was appropriate. (like once...
but hey - it worked)

As a whole class teaching situation, the transposition piece remains low on
my list.

Sorry, Sue. I didn't read carefully enough.

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 8:21 AM, Sue Roessel Dura wrote:

> I only give
> these instruments to motivated kids who have mastered the basics on soprano
> and
> it's amazing how quickly they learn to do it. If they become serious about
> the
> recorder, having read from transposed music will be more difficult to
> overcome
> than the small effort it takes to transpose.

Martha Stanley, NBCT
The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas first!

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