TENOR LEVELS

Recorder Testing

Recorder Testing is every Tuesday and Thursday during lunch recess. Students may drop in to test, get help, practice or mentor. See you then!

America The Beautiful

Look at the key signature! Two flats, B-flat and E-flat. Be aware of the "yes

"yes____ I am!" rhythm. Low C will be challenging, as will the overall size of the tenor recorder.

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Play lines 1, 2 and 3. Key signature has an F-sharp.

China

FOUR sharps in this key signature, F#, C#, G# and D#. I STRONGLY advise you to highlight all those notes as they occur in the song

Great American Melting Pot

Watch out for all the accidentals. If two notes occur at once, play the higher of the two notes.

MacGregor's Hornpipe

Two flats in the key signature, B-flat and E-flat. Lots of "kingfisher" and "caterpillar" rhythms. Be sure to learn how to play HIGH b-flat before testing. No repeats.

Big Ben T7 (smooth & "slow")

F# in the key signature. Despite the title 'smooth and slow' play this song as fast as possible.

Big Ben T8

F# in the key signature. Despite the title 'smooth and slow' play this song as fast as possible.

Big Ben T9

F# in the key signature. Despite the title 'smooth and slow' play this song as fast as possible.

Dance

F-sharp in the key signaturF-sharp in the key signature. Top lines only. 

Haste to the Wedding

F-sharp and C# in the key signature. Top lines only. Be careful, this piece is in 6/8 meter and should be played steadily.

"The Crying Song" T12

Intro: Be careful of the "yes___ I am!" rhythms, some are quick and some are sustained. Button one is for the pickup measure through the 'con grazia' section.

Con Grazia section: Play very smoothly noting all the slur notations. This recording goes through to the 'marcato' pickup notes, three lines from the bottom.

Marcato finale section. The "yes___ I am!" rhythm returns with some of the smooth slurred eighth notes from the con grazia section.