It’s Raining, It’s Pouring notes for recorder

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In the world of beginner musicians eager to master the gentle art of the recorder, few songs offer as charming and delightful an entry point as the timeless classic, “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring.” This nursery rhyme, which has woven itself into the fabric of childhood folklore, offers an enchanting blend of simplicity and nostalgia, making it an ideal choice for those embarking on their musical journey with a recorder. Composed in the 20th century, its origins are somewhat nebulous, but its charm is indisputable. The song narrates the story of an old man who, caught in the rain, bumps his head and couldn’t get up in the morning. This whimsical tale, paired with its catchy melody, has been a cornerstone of English-speaking childhoods for generations.

Diving into this song with the aid of a recorder songbook tailored for beginners, such as those featuring picture notation for recorder, allows learners of all ages to quickly grasp and enjoy making music. Picture notes sheet music, especially designed for ease and accessibility, eliminates the often daunting task of learning traditional musical notation right off the bat. Instead, players can immediately engage with the music, covering the relevant holes on their recorders as shown in the illustrations, and bringing the charming melody of “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring” to life. This approach not only demystifies the process of learning to play the recorder for beginners but also introduces them to the joy of music-making in a playful and engaging manner. Whether you’re a child just starting your musical adventure or an adult looking to pick up a new skill, this song, with its rich cultural associations and endearing story, is a perfect starting point, making it a staple in any recorder learning book for adults or kids alike.

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Some of the notes on our website contain the full version of the song, and some are excerpts, or for example the very beginning, chorus or verse, etc. Full versions of all the notes can be found in our books and e-books: SHOP.

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