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  • Recorder Karate is a leveled, differentiated program for 3rd grade recorder. Students progress through a series of “belts” by playing songs that are progressively more difficult. The method uses a variety of activities, practice songs, and performance criteria to navigate children through reading traditional music notation.


    • The goal is to have all students be at least an orange belt by the end of 3rd grade.
    • Students progress at their individual rate.
    • Students have the opportunity to perform solos in class to move forward in the program.
    • All printed music will be in the student’s music folder
    • Audio recordings of the songs are also on the page Accessing Recorder Karate Online



    List of Belts, Songs, and Notes Learned          

    • WHITE: Hot Cross Buns GAB
    • YELLOW: Gently Sleep GAB
    • ORANGE: Merrily We Roll Along GAB
    • GREEN: It’s Raining EGA
    • PURPLE: Old MacDonald Had a Farm DEGAB
    • BLUE: When The Saints Go Marching In GABC’D’
    • RED: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star DEF#GAB
    • BROWN: Amazing Grace DEGABD’
    • BLACK: Ode to Joy DGABC’D’