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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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Can I play high e without thumb on soprano recorder?

I've started playing soprano recorder again after a break of nearly 35 years. Notes are coming back easily to me (hurrah!) but I'm playing the high e with no thumb at all which is something I clearly ...
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My Recorder's Low C is a bit sharp

I've come back to playing recorder, and I'm more experienced in hearing notes now than before. I noticed that the Low C on my Soprano Recorder (All the fingers covering the holes) and it's a bit sharp....
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Recorder out of tune by a half tone up

When playing my Recorder I found out that each note was half tone (sharp) up... I was wondering if this is a problem with the flute, or with my technique of blowing... I have also noticed that when ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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