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WELCOME RECORDER CLUB

  
 
HISTORY OF RECORDER
 
  
     The recorder, a member of the woodwind family, dates back to medieval times .  Recorders were very popular during the Rennaisance and were featured in chamber music during the baroque period. The advent of the concert halls in the 19th Century made it difficult to hear the soft tone of the recorder and it fell out of popularity.  Fortunately they were reivived during the  20th Century and perhaps most popular today.
 
 
 
 
 

Click here for more recorder history
 
 
 
 
 

http://www.earlymusic.gil.com.au/history.htm
 
RECORDER FAMILY


     The recorder family consists of the sopranino, soprano, alto ,tenor, bass and contrabass.  Instruments today are made out of wood or plastic. 

      We will reiview the following on the soprano recorder 

                 1)  Posture

                 2)  Fingering

                 3)  Playing

                 4)  Listening

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Posture
  -Sit towards front of chair with back straight and feet flat on floor
-Be sure shoulders are relaxed and gently place recorder in mouth
-Left hand on top
-Breathe gently
-Keep eyes up or on music 
                                                                    http://www.norvis.org 

 Fingering


 
 
                                 G              A                    B

 
 
REMINDERS FOR FINGERING

Left hand on top
Fingers firmly cover holes
Do not look at fingers

Click Here for Fingering Chart
 
 

Playing


http://www.norvis.org.uk/2002/gallery/recorders2.htm#

Hot Cross Buns


  
     4/4    B  A  G  _  /  B  A  G  _   /  GGGGAAAA  /  B  A  G  _  //
 

Mary Had a Little Lamb

4/4  B  A  G  A  /  B  B  B  _  /  A  A  A  _  /  B  B  B  _  /  B  A  G  A  /  B  B  B  B  /  A  A  B  A   /   G   //
 
 

Listening
 


www.audiblebeauty.net


 
Click here for "Colors of the Wind" from "Pochahantis

 

Click here for "With Cheerful Notes" by Handel
 
 

Links to Sites

http://www.solarhaven.org/RecorderMusic.htm

http://www.prescottworkshop.com/

http://audiblebeauty.net/vissittecum/photos.htm
 
 
 

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