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Rule #1 is to do what works for you. I don't do everything on the recorder the same way my teacher does, because I don't get on with some of her playing technique (particularly her method for left-hand thumb placement). You do have to know why you're doing what you're doing though, you can't just say "that looks hard" and do something else because it might ...


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My preference is the recorder, which I have played seriously for 20 years. But there are several things to consider: What is your musical taste? Modern stuff fits the Ukelele; renaissance and baroque music fits the recorder. How social do you want to be? Check for recorder consorts and Ukelele orchestras in your local area. Recorder is easy to learn, but ...


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In my opinion, what works for you is what works. Everyone's hands, wrists, and recorders are different. You seem to be analyzing your movements with great attention to detail; keep doing that. Practicing the 'best' movements will get them into your muscle memory and they'll become, if not quite second nature, at least third. You may find that you'll use ...



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