M.C. Handel's Recorder Rock Festival

From Plank Road Publishing

by M.C. Handel

M.C. Handel is well versed in many, many musical styles. For this incredible collection, he has assembled some of his all-time favorite rock tunes from the pages of Music K-8 magazine. Rock on! Includes:

  • Frodo's BAG - Your beginning recorder players will think that they are playing very cool, special music with this "Middle Earth Rock" original that takes B, A, and G to a mystical and imaginative faraway place.
  • Shark CAGE - Kids will enjoy this driving rock tune which features C, A, G, and low E. It will provide a great way for young players to open up and express themselves, especially boys who may not usually get excited about some beginning recorder music. Most important, this piece provides another chance for your players to improvise.
  • Warp Factor Five - M.C. Handel has gone galactic on us with this recorder piece! Go where no recorder has gone before, using low E, G, A, B, and D, with an awesome recording and great sci-fi rock effects that are certain to make this a student favorite.
  • Da Da Da Da Da Bomp! - This tune is a real rocker! It can be performed as a unison piece using G, A, B, C, and D, or as a duet that concentrates on high E in the second part. There are several other options that will help you adapt this piece for your students and make it more fun for them to perform.
  • Return Of The Clonebots - Mechanical drums team up with real drums, arco and pizzicato strings, synthesizers, and spacey sound effects to bring this tune to life. Students will enjoy playing along with the funky mechanical groove as they show off their abilities to play high E's and D's. The tune also uses G, A, B, C, low D, and low E.
  • Blue Magic Wombat - Latin-flavored rock tunes are a lot of fun to play, and we know that you and your students will really enjoy playing this one, which was inspired by the great songs of Carlos Santana. Featuring the notes low E, G, A, B, C, D, and high E, this tune gives your players a chance to play repeated notes with some separation, alternated with the expressive, legato melody of the song. Here's a great way to end a short recorder unit or add a new belt to your Recorder Karate regimen.

About the Downloadable OptionThe downloadable version contains all the components the print version would, but in electronic format.

About the Convenience Combo Kit The Convenience Combo Kit includes both the Kit with CD and the Downloadable Kit.

About the Audio RecordingsAudio recordings contain full performance and accompaniment only (instrumental) tracks.

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Sound Samples

Song Title
Frodo's BAG
Shark CAGE
Warp Factor Five
Da Da Da Da Da Bomp!
Return Of The Clonebots
Blue Magic Wombat

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