Episode 42: Christmas play-along!

Episode 42: Christmas play-along!

This is Hester and this is María.
Together we are the CHRISTMAS COUNSELLORS! Today, on the 24th of December 2018,
we prepared something very special for you: a Christmas play-along! We will start
with the popular tune “We wish you a merry Christmas” You can play this tune on your soprano or on your alto. We will play this tune in to different tempi: a “practice tempo” and a “real tempo”. In the video description you find the scores
of all the arrangements we are presenting for you today. So, you can play from the screen
or you can play from the score! You will always get two bars in with the metronome,
so you will see 1-2-3, 1-2… and then you start! Yeah! Merry Christmas! If you found “We wish you a Merry Christmas” exciting, now we are going to calm down
and get totally into the Christmas peace with a song that, funny enough,
coming from two very different countries originally (Spain and the Netherlands) we both had to sing
when we went to elementary school. We have, therefore, very fond memories of this beautiful melody. It is called “The First Nowell”
and it’s an English traditional song. You can play on your soprano or on your alto,
like on the piece before – make your choice! We are going to join you on tenor and bass. We will give you
two full bars beforehand: 1-2-3, 1-2… There you go! We wish you very happy and wonderful holidays.
Enjoy the time with your family, your friends… …hopefully also a little bit of rest after a long year… We hope that tonight Santa will bring you
lots of recorders, recorder music, recorder CDs, recorder earrings, recorder clothes, recorder pencils… Merry Christmas!

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  1. Dear CCs, Jazz aids have a number of 'Minus Ones' with the Rhythm Section minus Solo Instrument…any such aids for Alto players, like the Händel,Telemann Sonatas with c/bc or any of the Bach Trio Sonatas (even Midi with variable tempi) for practice? Just asking. Thanks. Harry, India

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