Subject: Re: [RECL]Transposition question

From: Ledonna McGowan
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 04:08:53 -0700 (PDT)

Wow I'm jealous... only 8 kids in a class.=A0 My smallest is 22 and larges=
t is 48.=A0=20


--- On Tue, 4/13/10, Sue Roessel Dura wrote:

From: Sue Roessel Dura
Subject: Re: [RECL]Transposition question
To: "Recorder_Classroom"
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 7:21 PM

On Tue, 13 Apr 2010 16:05:27 -0400, you wrote:

>I would like to point out that Sue doesn't do this with ALL her kids.=A0 S=
>said she does this with the MOTIVATED ones.=A0 I think I missed that the f=

Oh yes, I don't think it would be managable with the whole group.=A0 But it=
motivate some to get with the program when they see their classmates playin=
g an
alto.=A0 Actually, I use a sopranino to get them started on alto fingerings=
they are 4th graders and some have small hands.

>I think that with the MOTIVATED ones, teaching them the transposition is a
>right fine idea and worth doing.=A0 Those kids will be able - I agree - to
>pick it up quickly. And they'll actually practice and actually care.=A0 BI=
>difference. And I've done it this way when it was appropriate. (like once.=
>but hey - it worked)

I like to see it as a reward for playing well to be invited to play the alt=
o.=A0 I
let my kids each work at their own pace (but I only have 8 in a class and I=
this is a luxury) and have levels they have to achieve before they can get =
next book, recorder, etc.=A0 A bit like Recorder Karate, but more involved.

>As a whole class teaching situation, the transposition piece remains low o=
>my list.

I can understand that with 20 kids at once, it would be almost impossible..=
. but
not quite ;-)
>Sorry, Sue.=A0 I didn't read carefully enough.
Thanks for looking more closely!

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