(Music Sales America). This recorder course by John Pitts is written for 7-11 year olds no previous knowledge of music or recorders is necessary. It is carefully graded with clear explanations at every stage, enouraging children to develop musical skils as well as recorder techniques. Book 1 introduces the first six notes through a mixture of well-known and original tunes. By the end of the book, all the basic rhythm patterns have been covered.