9. Black Belt

"Simple Gifts"

Practice this song at home:

This is it! If you can successfully play this song on your recorder, you will have reached the Black Belt Master level in our Recorder Karate program. Practice carefully and ask Mr. Schaefer if you have any questions about notes or rhythms. Don't forget to watch the video at the bottom of the page if you need any help.

New Concept: Paired Eighth Notes

Eighth notes that are next to each other are connected into pairs. Each eighth note equals one half of a beat. When counting this song, use "one - and - two -and -three - and - four - and" to help you play the eighth notes correctly.

Watch the video if you need extra help. Print the PDF if you want a paper copy:

Black Belt video
Black Belt - Simple Gifts.pdf