Playing higher notes ((Help!!!))

    
Playing higher notes ((Help!!!))    18:37 on Wednesday, December 11, 2002          
(Shael)
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Hey, when I reach the higher notes, when it requires you to half-way cover the thumb hole, it sounds all squeaky and stuff. I have a Baroque Recorder. Can someone please help me to get the high notes to sound right?
~Shael


Re: Playing higher notes ((Help!!!))    10:20 on Friday, December 27, 2002          
(leah)
Posted by Archived posts

You may need to experiment with how you cover that thumb. A firm and "directed" blow of air also helps with the higher notes. With a couple of the really high notes you can "stabilise" the note a little by adding a finger of the right hand - for example playing a high "D" on a descant/soprano works better with both the ring and little finger of the right hand. have you looked at the fingering charts at http://www.wft.woodwind.org/rec_alt_3.html?
Regards
Leah


   




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