I`m new to the recorder...
 

I`m new to the recorder...

    
I`m new to the recorder...    07:03 on Wednesday, May 23, 2007          

Kenongab
(16 points)
Posted by Kenongab

...and I'd like some tips. I'm currently using a soprano recorder.

Is the recorder hard to play? Do I need lessons?
Is it as hard as the flute?
Is it a beginner instrument?

Thanks for the replies.


Re: I`m new to the recorder...    13:03 on Wednesday, May 23, 2007          

anders101
(65 points)
Posted by anders101

It isn't hard to play and you may need lessons but I just learnt what I know from books. It isn't as hard as the flute in my opinion but I'm not very good at the flute (lol). And finally it is a beginner instrument but you can get quite advanced, after 5 years I could play flight of the bumblebee.


Re: I`m new to the recorder...    19:00 on Saturday, August 11, 2007          

Triforce
(407 points)
Posted by Triforce

i hate how no one takes recorders seriously they are real instruments but yes, they are consitered 'begginer'


Re: I`m new to the recorder...    11:39 on Tuesday, September 11, 2007          

leighthesim
(471 points)
Posted by leighthesim

for the recorder you don't realy need lessons, it i easier then the flute because it covers less octives,


Re: I`m new to the recorder...    01:43 on Saturday, October 06, 2007          

Scotch
(591 points)
Posted by Scotch

The recorder's fipple mouthpiece makes it easier initially to produce a tone on the recorder than it is initially to produce a tone on a flute. Producing a tone on a flute is like producing a tone by blowing on the side of a bottle. It is ultimately more difficult to play rapid passages in remote keys on the recorder than it is on the flute because the recorder has no keys (except for a few keys on the tenor and bass recorders necessary because of their extreme size). It is also more difficult to play in tune on the recorder in remote keys.

Beginning recorder players tend to overblow, especially on the lowest notes. Lessons can help with breath control and proper tonguing, but in a pinch you can more or less get buy with a fingering chart.


.    06:27 on Monday, October 22, 2007          

lippy
(2 points)
Posted by lippy

does anybody no any recorder notes for the song morning in moscow or jingle bells


Re: I`m new to the recorder...    18:54 on Tuesday, November 06, 2007          

musicontrolsme78
(13 points)

I played recorder in 3rd, 4th, and 5th and sorry if you find this offensive... it take no skill to play it... you just have to blow and move your fingers in the right spot to be good at it... i was the best recorderist(??) in the school and i never practiced... no matter what age what skill level you have the same tone, the only thing that changes is the ability to move you fingers.... thats my opinion you don't have to agree but im just sharing my thoughts

~Lexa


Re: I`m new to the recorder...    03:07 on Saturday, November 10, 2007          

Scotch
(591 points)
Posted by Scotch

Well, all I can say is that I'm glad I didn't have to listen to you.


Re: I`m new to the recorder...    12:37 on Tuesday, November 13, 2007          

Carrey
(19 points)
Posted by Carrey

No you don't need lessons, just do what I did buy a book with the recorder or without. Get a begginers level first and work your way up if you know finger placements the heres a song!

Hot crossed buns/ three blind mice
BAG BAG GGGG AAAA BAG


Re: I`m new to the recorder...    13:36 on Tuesday, November 13, 2007          

Carrey
(19 points)
Posted by Carrey

Ode to joy
BBC DDCB AGG ABBA ABB CDDC BA GGAB AGG

Also if your a bit more advanced

Jolly old saint nicholas
BBBB AAA GGGG B low E low E low E low E low E low E G
AGABA or AGABG

Twinkle, twinkle little start
low D low D AABBA GG low F low E low E low E low D AAGG low F low F low E AAGG low F low F low E low D low D AA BBA GG low F low F low E low E low D

Yankie doodle
GGAB GBA low D GGAB G low F GGAB DBAG low F low D low E low F

Hope that helps!


Re: I`m new to the recorder...    15:59 on Sunday, February 24, 2008          

and7barton
(10 points)
Posted by and7barton

The recorder is easy to play, but hard to play so it sounds musically pleasant. Most kids just blow it - It takes practice and an artistic rapport with the character and response of it to produce a beautiful and singing quality to the resultant sound.... like any other instrument really. I have heard a lot of school orchestras. They usually sound pretty damn awful - The reason ? - They seem to spend little time and effort on tuning up. Probably the teacher in charge is negligent here. He or she should insist on the players at least getting their instruments in tune before they start to play. This goes for all the instruments, not just the recorders.


Re: I`m new to the recorder...    13:37 on Tuesday, February 26, 2008          

lamears
(8 points)
Posted by lamears

I have been playing for four years and even knoe i started with lesons it is possable to teach your self. It is deffenitly not as hard at the flute. this instrument got me into music four the first time


Re: I`m new to the recorder...    04:13 on Monday, March 24, 2008          

Camerutt
(1 point)
Posted by Camerutt

Here are some more tune for recorder blowing:

Looby Loo
Low C Low C Low C Low E Low C G
Low C Low C Low C Low E Low C Low D
Low C Low C Low C Low E Low C G
G A G F Low E Low D Low C People who knows how to blow Low C, Low E, G, Low D, A and F)






Re: I`m new to the recorder...    21:21 on Friday, April 18, 2008          

BrotherLeaf
(2 points)
Posted by BrotherLeaf

Blowing and moving the fingers over the recorder is one thing... making music with it is quite diferent. I can't believe that some people thinks it is a "beginers" instrument because they "played" it in school...


Re: I`m new to the recorder...    17:33 on Saturday, April 19, 2008          

BrotherLeaf
(2 points)
Posted by BrotherLeaf

Yea... the average 4th grade student can play like that, or like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5b_bwYgS_E
:-)


   





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