Most people do not consider the recorder to be a serious musical instrument although it is often the first instrument taught to children.
Recorders, Bags, Mops & Cream
The recorder is a hollow tube that is played by passing air through the mouthpiece whilst notes are produced by blocking and unblocking holes placed along its length.
Traditionally made from wood, recorders can also be made of plastic in many sizes. Wooden recorders are far superior in sound quality are far sturdier and require little maintenance.
Popularly used in Folk, Classical and Pop music the recorder is a versatile and easy instrument for complete beginners to learn with relative ease.
- Alexander Technique
helps instrumentalists perform with less stress and likelihood of injury
- Herb Wertzel's
Free recorder music scores. Print the score or play along whilst listening to the music and viewing the score.
- Lesson Plan Central
has a host of lessons for teachers and students in all types of instruments.
- Music 88 Recorder Resource
The mission of this website is to promote the understanding and learning of recorder as a serious yet versatile musical instrument suitable for everybody. A brief history and interesting facts as well as FAQs about the recorder can be found here. There are pictures on the different types of recorders and a mention of their sizes. There is a section on composing, methodology, fingering charts and recommendations of recorder instructional books and music. The presentation of content is geared towards teachers and students researching on recorders for the first time. They may then choose to visit our featured links to other specialized sites for more in depth information.
- Recorder Home Page
is an ideal springboard for players, students, teachers and researchers with a host of information and links to articles, lists, catalogues and databases concerning all aspects of the recorder.
- Recorder Music Lesson
with an emphasis on the key G for complete beginners.
- Recorder Pictures
Pictures and sound samples for the Garklein through to Bass Recorders.
- Society of Recorder Players UK
publishes a magazine and has branches throughout the UK and Ireland.
- The Amazing Recorder
a brief history and introduction to the recorder by Jim Phypers.
- The Recorder
Instrument of Torture or Instrument of Music - article in english and porturguese covering the history, technique, repertoire, recordings, education, societies, instruments and references.
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Recorder Digits is a Windows 9x/NT/ME/2000 program designed to display and document recorder fingerings. In default mode, it displays standard and alternate fingerings for alto, soprano/tenor, and bass recorders. The program also has the ability to load external fingering files. This gives the user the ability to change the fingerings that the program displays. For example, a person could create a file with the fingerings specific to a particular model of recorder. Recorder Digits comes supplied with 2 external files, one showing trills for all notes and another, intended for beginners, which shows standard fingerings for all notes, with brief instructions for each (this file can also serve as a good starting point for teachers, who can easily modify the remarks with their own).
"This update features a Preferences dialog to set program StartUp options, plus an external file showing Turned Trills."
Click Here to download rcdigits.zip 521K Freeware or visit the authors site Richard Hureau.
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- Dolmetsch Online
Provides free recorder lessons, music theory and an online music dictionary.
- How Do Woodwind Instruments Work?
- Mars Music
interactive music lessons for Flute, Recorder, Guitar and Keyboard Free online using flash animations, sound and video.
- Musicians Center
Tutor information on saxophone, clarinet, accordian, flute, guitar, piano, drums, organ & keyboard.
- Nine-Note Recorder Books
developed for children and beginners, Easy Duets for beginners is aimed at classrooms and homes. There are also free lesson plans available online.
- Play Along Recorder
an interactive Recorder software program for Windows which recognizes the note you play.
- Recorder Fingering Charts
for soprano, alto and tenor recorders. Site is in English, Italian, German, French, Dutch and Spanish
- Recorder Teacher
software program for Windows created by John Child (UK) which teaches children how to play the recorder. Various tests, examples and more.
- Some Ins and Outs of Breathing
- The Woodwind Fingering Guide
- Working with an Accompanist
Accompanying Guidelines for Performers
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