German vs. Baroque

German vs. Baroque

German vs. Baroque    22:59 on Friday, July 14, 2006          

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Posted by Zyqwux

What type of recorder is best? Baroque or german?

Re: German vs. Baroque    15:39 on Sunday, July 16, 2006          

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Posted by Drew

Most major brand recorders today have baroque fingering, mainly because altho German fingering was an attempt to make the fingering less complicated, some of the sharps and/or flats sometimes require different fingerings to make them in tune. So lots of people don't recommend these German-fingered recorders. Having said that, I have a German-fingered Moeck that gets the high notes better than my other recorder, which makes me like it better, naturally. You just have to get used to a slightly different fingering. If you are just starting out, you probably should go for a baroque-fingered recorder, since they are now more common and accepted.

Re: German vs. Baroque    17:43 on Monday, July 17, 2006          

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Posted by bariamazing

i like baroque fingerings because it allows u to play many instruments. i play the penny whistle, recorder, bamboo flute, and fife, all of these use baroque style fingerings. so if you want to play many instruments baroque is cool but if you want to be diffrent german is cool. the only real diffrence is slight just a few fingering changes.

Re: German vs. Baroque    18:01 on Monday, February 26, 2007          

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Posted by Peter_V

Well, but pennywhistles and folk flutes are closer to the german fingering system, because to get a diatonic scale most of the time you only have to lift the next finger. Aren't you mixing the two?


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