Five Little Books

IMC’s Five Little Books are described here.

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My Song Primer by Isabel McNeill Carley

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Price: $10.00
Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
Length: 26 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9836545-4-4

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Description: An introduction to learning songs and musical notation in the classroom. Each of the 13 lessons explores one song, accessible to primary or pre-school children. These pieces are of very limited range, and with simple rhythm patterns and Orff accompaniments. There are many suggestions for games, movement, or dramatic play. Starting with So – Mi in the first song, the range gradually increases to the entire Pentatonic scale (Do – Re – Mi – So – La).

“The activities and arrangements are all very appealing.”
-Catherine West, in Ostinato (Orff Canada)

“The pedagogical approach is excellent.” – Nancy Ferguson, reviewing the first edition.


My Recorder Primer by Isabel McNeill Carley

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Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
Length: 26 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9836545-5-1

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Description: Specifically written for young beginners just learning to read music in the classroom. Six lessons introduce rhythm notation and recorder tonguing, then pitched staff notation, through 35 short pieces drawing on texts of traditional folk rhymes, short poems, and original tunes. Includes many Orff instrument and rhythm instrument accompaniments. D-E-G-A range.

“A very carefully sequenced approach to rhythmic training, with provision for creativity.” – Catherine West, in Ostinato (Orff Canada)

“This book will ensure the student’s success. I recommend it highly.” – Patricia Brown, reviewing the first edition.


My Recorder Readers – Three Repertoire Books from Isabel McNeill Carley

Designed for both children and adult beginners, each Reader uses a carefully selected sequence of songs to build student skills and confidence. With suggestions for teachers throughout, songs from North American and other folk heritages, and many accompanying exercises for Orff instruments and unpitched percussion.

This series has been used in schools, private studios, and in teacher training courses. Over 130 songs offer excellent material for musical arrangements required in Orff certification courses.

“A wealth of repertoire for the developing soprano recorder player in classroom or private lesson setting, [the three books] still hold their own as an example of an implementation which cleaves to the original model in Orff’s Music For Children. Because of this clarity they may be used with confidence in Orff Levels courses for teachers, and with children, and can also be pillaged for additional wonderful repertoire by teachers choosing not to use them as a primary method. I strongly recommend them and will be using them in my own classes for students and teachers.” – Catherine West, in Ostinato (Orff Canada)

My Recorder Reader 1

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Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
Length: 20 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9836545-6-8

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Description: Introduces the soprano recorder and its notes, one by one. Promotes the development of muscular control and confident reading skills by mastering 41 songs in G pentatonic and its minor modes. For classroom and lessons.

“Recommended for use with both child and adult beginners.” – Mary Stringham Shamrock, reviewing the first edition.


My Recorder Reader 2

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Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
Length: 21 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9836545-7-5

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Description: Extends command of the recorder to C and F pentatonics and related modes, focusing on playing practice, with 47 songs and instrumental pieces of exceptional musical appeal. For classroom and lessons.

“The songs are as attractive for singing as for playing.” – Mary Stringham Shamrock, reviewing the first edition.


My Recorder Reader 3 

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Size: 8.5 x 11 inches
Length: 21 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9836545-8-2

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Description: These 44 selections from around the world teach the traditional hexatonic, major and minor modes. In addition, some specially composed instrumental pieces fill in the musical gaps of more conventional instruction. With material appealing to both children and adult learners, this is also a superior resource for teacher training courses. For classroom and lessons.

“Forty-four tunes. Four stars.” – Patricia Brown, reviewing the first edition.


To buy now, click the first title you want from the drop-down list below, and click “Add to Cart.” On the resulting PayPal page, increase the quantity if you want more than one copy of this title. Then click “Continue Shopping” to return to this page and add more titles. When you’re finished, check out with PayPal (pay securely with your credit card, or use your PayPal account.) Sales tax will be added if you are a Georgia resident. Your receipt will indicate “Apex Publishing” for these purchases.
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