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Feb
11
comment is piano and recorder sheet music the same?
Very good answer. In particular, for a soprano recorder, the low F and middle C and D are the fingerings that break the 'lift-a-finger' pattern in the low register.
Feb
11
answered Playing recorder with bandaged finger
Feb
6
answered Is the alto recorder any 'quieter' than the soprano?
Dec
29
answered How can I play my new tenor recorder (a'=440) along with someone playing a harpsichord (a'=415)?
Oct
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Oct
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comment How do I fix a loose joint in a plastic recorder?
In my experience cork cannot be added to plastic instrument joints, the tolerances are already too close.
Oct
28
comment How do I fix a loose joint in a plastic recorder?
No, any residual stickiness is easily cleaned off.
Oct
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answered How do I fix a loose joint in a plastic recorder?
May
16
comment Why is the recorder a good instrument to start with?
Handedness is not an issue for learning the recorder with left-hand on top. Even with separate foot joints, the double-holes found in Baroque and modern recorders are sized for right-hand down playing and that is the only way one should learn. Those who learn otherwise can become experts; I know of a couple and they wish they could switch but alas, that's truly difficult.
May
16
comment Why is the recorder a good instrument to start with?
Most answers below are reasonable, lack of alternative melody instruments is also a good reason: perhaps only the harmonica could be successful, but that's a much more complicated instrument to make and requires more fine breath control, imho.
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It is a music engraving program and is not itself musical.
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comment High D on Tenor Recorder
Let me add to this good answer that "open throat" is another way of saying to keep your jaw and neck muscles relaxed. It can help to imagine that your head is a balloon lifting off your shoulders. Usually, a very small opening is all that is needed for the thumb, very small. You'll get it eventually.