This spectacular book contains everything you need to play the recorder. The CD covers all the basics: tone quality, intonation, tempo, melody, rhythm, style of articulation and phrasing, and expressive nuance-all performed by live musicians. Authentic accompaniments in classic and contemporary styles are provided, and the song repertoire surveys musical styles from around the world and throughout history. Students will enjoy the helpful photos and the emphasis on improvisation, and the individualized format lets students progress at their own pace. The teacher's edition has extended accompaniments, detailed cross-referencing indexes, and resources for correlating with the National Standards for Music.