A text teaching basic music skills and musicianship through the performance of songs using guitar and recorder. It is essentially three books in one - a textbook, a songbook and a warm-up book, all of which students can use concurrently. In the textbook section the text is organized around "encounters" (performance-based activities that introduce rhythm, pitch, harmony and other musical principles and skills). The encounters focus on guitar and recorder, taking advantage of their widespread availability and portability. All of the songs are grouped together in a separate section after the encounters. The warm-up section provides daily class exercises for pitch-singing and rhythm practice.