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May
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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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Feb
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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.
May
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comment Why is the highest frequency on a piano 4186 Hertz?
+1 for telling the youngsters what's in store for them.
Feb
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answered How do I double tongue on a recorder?
Feb
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comment How do classical composers write music?
Excellent selection of images.
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Feb
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comment What is a transposing instrument?
For completeness let me add that the recorder family is non-transposing, so players learn new fingerings for each key/clef: C (soprano, tenor) and F (alto, bass) are the most common; G, D, and Bb are useful for advanced playing. Advanced players can read any clef ancient or modern, figure out which instrument fits the range and then how to finger it by pretending to be on a different instrument in a different clef with a different key signature.
Jan
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answered How do I clean the windway on my recorder?
Dec
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comment What are the feelings & emotions behind chords?
The absolute pitch example is true, but only when using equal temperament. If you instead choose a meantone tuning you'll get quite a different sound and feeling as you tranpose a tune.
Dec
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answered Does following “musical forms” suppress “creativity”?
Dec
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comment Which instrument can a person play with 2 malformed fingers on each hand?
I'm a bit late, but want to mention marimba and hammered dulcimer as potentials.
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