I'm a beginner at recorder and I'm having difficulty playing the sequence of notes A5-B5-C6, and this sequence comes up a lot!
The basic fingerings are given as follows:
A5: T12----- B5: T1------ C5: T-2-----
Using these fingerings, is is very easy to jump from A5 to B5 because it involves only uncovering hole 2. However, I have a hard time jumping from B5 to C6 because it involves simultaneous covering hole 2 while uncovering hole 1. B5 and C6 seem almost impossible to trill without there being some intermediate screeching sound for a tiny fraction of a second.
I've tried using the alternate fingering for B5:
This makes it easy to jump from B5 to C6, but difficult to jump from A5 to B5, so it's basically out of the frying pan into the fire.
How can I teach myself to play this sequence of notes on descant recorder: A5-B5-C6?