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Questions tagged [soprano-recorder]

The most common size of recorder, with a range of two octaves and a whole tone from the C above middle C upward.

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How can I play C#/Db on a soprano recorder with single holes? I can't play that note

I would like to play that note properly but I can not. I also would like to determine the make of my soprano recorder... it's green, solid and made from hard plastic, It has two stripes in the head ...
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Recorder left hand thumb position with certain note combinations

Looks like thumbs in general are a real issue for me. I'm teaching myself the recorder, and would not want to acquire a bad habit. I'm approaching notes in the higher octave (soprano recorder) and ...
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Thumb position right hand for recorder

I am approaching the (soprano) recorder by myself, and have checked several resources online with very valuable advice (e.g. placing the left hand thumb slightly inclined so as to allow it roll - life ...
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Why do Old wood Recorders sound and play better

I inherited a German-made soprano recorder that my mom bought in 1970. She played it weekly in senior citizen "fun band". I pick it up occasionally and play it for a few minutes. I have several ...
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Prevent highest 3 notes of soprano recorder from “breaking”

I have been using Yamaha YRS-23 soprano recorder (German fingering) since primary school. My school teacher used to borrow music period for other subjects, so I self-taught most of the recorder ...
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Correct digitation for soprano flute

Is that digitation Si2 incorrect? Someone said it is not real but an alternative one with the wrong affination. He also said the Baroque one for Do#3 is wrong. What do you guys say?
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How to play A5-B5-C6 sequence on descant recorder?

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:...
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Recorder bell question

I'm doing a research on recorder, and I got a little stuck on the part of ranges. Some says the soprano recorder's highest note goes to the 2nd octave only, but some people say that by adding a ...
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Is the alto recorder any 'quieter' than the soprano?

How do I put this? I've never had any formal music education whatsoever but I do play a little bit of self-taught soprano recorder. The problem I had with it is that I can only get myself as high as ...
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Choice of Wind Instrument for self learning

I've been playing the piano (learning on my own) for over 2 years now and I would call myself above novice. I can't read sheet music but I have a good ear. However, I was diagnosed with a problem and ...
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How do I double tongue on a recorder?

I have been trying to play relatively fast pieces (e.g. staccato sixteenth notes at ≈200 bpm) on a soprano recorder lately. Single tonguing on them is impossible, I have found. I have done some double ...
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How do I clean the windway on my recorder?

I have a plastic soprano recorder about ten years old. Over the years its accumulated some dirt or something in the windway. it has a straight windway. What is the best way to clean it out? Could any ...
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Why does closing a recorder bell raise the pitch sometimes and lower the pitch other times?

I have been playing recorder for two years now and have recently been using this chart, http://www.dolmetsch.com/efingeringchart.pdf for third octave soprano fingerings. Playing the D or the F# ...
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Soprano recorder vibrato

How should I vibrate the sound of my soprano recorder? Note: I'm not sure to use the correct term. By vibration I mean producing the sound similar to vibrating your hand on a Violin during playing a ...
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F on soprano recorder doesn't sound right

I taught myself to play the recorder (soprano) - just the basics - but I have trouble with the F. It just doesn't sound right. Sometimes it sounds too close to the E, sometimes it even sounds like ...