I have several adults who want to relearn recorder playing and play Renaissance music, especially dance pieces. They want exercises to familiarize the fingerings and reading.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What type of recorder are you using? There are many different types of recorders, and the fingerings differ for them.
    – absinthe
    Oct 18, 2014 at 8:30

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For Renaissance dances, I'd expect the main time drain for "relearning recorder playing" to be articulation. For a pleasant combination with other instruments, both regarding intonatory blend-in while maintaining discernible voice leading, Renaissance recorder play seems to stand and fall with the player's mastery of leggiero.

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