Brian Bonsor: Enjoy The Recorder - Descant Tutor Book 1

Books | Soprano (Descant) Recorder

Publisher: Schott Music
Author: Brian Bonsor
Format: Books | Instrumental Tutor

The best way to learn any instrument is to have lessons from a good, experienced teacher. Although, happily, the number of such teachers is constantly growing, the recorder is still frequently taught by enthusiastic but inexperienced teachers and many players start by teaching themselves. This series of books sets out to help learners of all ages in all three situations. Experienced teachers, who may choose to disregard much of the text as personal demonstration is always clearer than the written word, will find exercises and fine tunes a-plenty to support their own mathod at each stage. The less experienced willbenefit from many valuable teaching hints culled from long experience and may rely on the books to lead to a sound playing technique and a mastery of simple notation. Those learning by themseves - and I started in this way - are urged to work carefully and systematically through the books, taking plenty of time to assimilate each point before moving on. For them, without the personal model provided by a live teacher, it is vitally important to listen as often as possible to fine players, in person or on record, so that they have in their mind's ear a clear notion of the kind of sound they would like to produce. But however they start, I can only wish that all who use these books will derive as much pleasure and musical satisfaction and gain as many lasting and valued friendships as I have through this most subtle, delightful and sociable of instruments. (Brian Bonsor)“...this work is likely to become a standart work very quickly and is to be recommended to all schools where recorder studies are undertaken“ (Oliver James, Contact Magazine) Descant Tutors provide a sound-playing technique, a mastery of simple notation and contain 570 tunes including concert pieces by Bonsor, carols, attractive rounds, and melodies by 'early music' composers. Clear line drawings greatly assist the pupil, making them especially suitable for self-instruction.

ISBN: 9780901938695
Skill Level: Beginner Explain this
Published on: 01 June 2000
Language: English
Catalogue No: ED11464

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            10 out of 10


            Bicester GB
            Everything a beginner needs.
            I think there might be a bit more discrimination for older players as against younger. I would like some of the tunes to be longer.
            Confirmed purchase: 04 March 2015
            Published on: 18 March 2015
            10 out of 10


            Macclesfield GB woodwind teacher
            set out well. good selection of pieces. amusing drawings.
            Confirmed purchase: 29 April 2014
            Published on: 20 June 2014

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