(Essential Elements Recorder). The new Essential Elements Classroom Method for Recorder is designed for today's classroom, including easy-to-use technology features that enhance the learning experience for any teaching situation. Essential Elements for Recorder is an effective tool for introducing or reinforcing general music concepts, as an introduction to ensemble performance (band, orchestra, and choir), or for individual or small group instruction. High quality accompaniments (exercises 1-57), expertly arranged for young musicians in a wide variety of styles, make practicing productive and fun. - The book includes over 130 songs, instrument basics, music reading, duets and rounds, music history, and a fingering chart. - The audio CD/CD-ROM includes play-along tracks for lessons 1-57, tempo adjustment software that enables students to slow down the tracks while they're learning; and a start-up video that you can watch on computer to get you off to a great start!