RECORDERBOPPERS STARTERS PLUS programme for teaching complete beginners how to take their first steps in recorder playing.
RECORDERBOPPERS STARTERS pack was first published in 1988. In 1990 Simon & Schuster commissioned David Moses to add new material at different levels and published four packs entitled GET SET, STARTERS, STARTERS TOO and WELL AWAY, each containing printed material and eight cassettes. Some years later Tinderbox Music took back control of publication and changed from cassettes to CDs, combining the two STARTERS packs and adding new material to WELL AWAY to smoothe the transition between the two levels. A growing awareness of spectacular results achieved by Susuki trained teachers working with young recorder players resulted in a rewrite of the STARTERS book and the addition of a second CD's worth of games and exercises focusing on basic techniques and the production of a 'beautiful' sound. STARTERS PLUS.
Now technology has moved on again with computer CD drives and stand alone players becoming increasingly rare. In future RECORDERBOPPERS will only be available to download with the book and printed music in pdf format and the audio material as mp3s. So no more damaged or lost CDs, no more photocopied music sheets to hand out to pupils. If pupils want to practice at home, email them or their parents the files they need to practice. No more production, printing, packaging and posting costs either so the downloaded packs will be much cheaper.