Build Spook-tacular Recorder Skills!

by Abby @ Quaver on May 5, 2014

in In the Quaver Classroom!,QK-5 Curriculum

On Mondays, we bring you a Tip of the Week here on the blog to make using your Quaver resources easier than ever.

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Today’s Tip of the Week is for all users of Quaver’s QK-5 Curriculum and ClassPlay! 

Here’s a tip for using the Recorder song “Walk Like A Mummy!”

This fun ClassPlay song introduces the note B on the Recorder, and gets students playing and practicing B in a Seriously Fun way!


After the first 9 measures, students will be ready to walk like a mummy themselves! 

For safety, have your students hold their recorder straight out in front of them, between both hands, just like the drawing of the mummies, as they do the mummy walk.

This will keep the recorders from swinging around and hitting someone. 


Remember, a safe mummy is a happy mummy.

Hopefully this tip and all of Quaver’s Recorder resources will help you achieve success like teacher Jim in Chicago who says:

I was on just the second day teaching recorder with my third graders, and they all started cheering when they passed the bronze level of Recorder Olympics. An administrator was watching and was so impressed with the sound and rhythm reading exhibited by the kids on day two!‪

To find “Walk Like a Mummy” today:

  1. Go to and Log In to your Account
  2. Click on your “Teacher” tab at the bottom of the screen
  3. Click the CLASSPLAY icon
    1. Search for “Walk Like a Mummy” in Recorder Songs or All Songs
    2. Click Animated Score
  4. Click the CURRICULUM Icon
    1. Navigate to 3rd Grade, Lesson 20, and launch the lesson

Let us know how you use Walk Like a Mummy in your classroom and we might share it in our next webinar!

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1 Cornelia Barclay October 14, 2015 at 6:23 pm

I loved when we did it in music class I think B is the easies note to play on the record.


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