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Basic Recorder Technique, Volume 1, Alto Recorder

By Orr

Basic Recorder Technique, Volume 1, Alto Recorder
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Alto recorder - Level 1 - Easy
Composed by Orr. Recorder Methods. Published by Berandol (MM.DER1021).

Item Number: MM.DER1021

This book deals with basic recorder technique - breathing, tonguing, and fingering, the position of the hands and the production of a sustained tone. It stays within the low register of the instrument, leaving the high register to be covered in a later volume. Throughout this book I have used mainly renaissance and baroque music in order that the pupil may from the outset become familiar with the idioms of the recorders literature. I have tried to grade this music in such a way that the technical and musical difficulties are progressive, and a technique once introduced is kept in use in as many subsequent pieces as possible (i.e. in order to ensure that the player constantly maintains his right-hand position, once low C has been introduced it occurs in almost all of the following pieces). I have used a large number of rounds because they provide enjoyable ensemble playing from the earliest stages and are ideal for class teaching. Only a slight acquaintance with musical notation is required at the beginning of this book and the music is graded so that if necessary the player can learn musical notation as he studies the recorder. - Hugh Orr.