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I am confused about there being different lowest notes for different sizes.

My soprano recorder says descant B. it is an average sized recorder(yamaha yrs 24b).

What will the fingering be like if I were to play do re mi fa sol la si on it as opposed to a bigger recorder.

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    unless you are using fixed-do solfège there is no difference in fingerings
    – Legorhin
    Jan 10 '20 at 16:04
  • what does solfege mean ? forgive me I am a beginner
    – UVic
    Jan 10 '20 at 16:05
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    do re mi fa so la ti is solfege. In some cultures do always refers to C. If that is not what you mean then you should be able to use the same fingering charts for all recorders.
    – Legorhin
    Jan 10 '20 at 16:07
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    read this thread and it might help you music.stackexchange.com/questions/5374/…
    – Legorhin
    Jan 10 '20 at 16:12
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    sure, but solflege isn't really used much.
    – Legorhin
    Jan 10 '20 at 16:54
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I don’t believe that there are B-recorders. Your recorder is certainly down tuned almost a semitone about 435 or 430. So you think it is tuned in B. Try to push the mouth piece with the rest of the flute.

If you want to play together with other Baroque instruments (recorders or harpsichord) you can just play the C scale as doremi, as they all have lower pitch) but together with a Piano you will always have the problem that you are too low.

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  • that's what it said on the recorder B descant.
    – UVic
    Jan 10 '20 at 17:21
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    I think Yamaha 24B means B = barock edition with 2 holes for C and D, so you can play Db and Eb. The letter B stands probably for baroque or B edition as Yamaha also sells a recorder with only one hole for C and D, the German fingerings. Could be 24A ;). Mind that the fingering of F is using the index and ring and pinky finger, only the middle finger is open (right hand) Jan 10 '20 at 17:41

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