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The Basics of Recorder Playing

This is where you learn the fundamentals of playing the recorder.  Learn how to:
  • Hold your recorder
  • Correctly place your fingers
  • Blow into your recorder
  • Tongue each note

 

 

Stopping Squeaks

The most common ailment of recorder playing.  Here you can learn the three common causes of squeaks and how to stop them from happening to you.

 

 

Fingering Charts

Here you will find a basic fingering chart for beginning recorder players.  Included are examples for notes ranging from middle C to High E along with F sharp and E flat.

 

 

 How to Read a Fingering Chart

Don't know how to read a fingering chart?  Don't understand what the black and white holes mean?  Confused about the hole that is one half white and one half black? Then click here for some help.

 

 

Quizzes

Think you know your fingerings?  Here are some quizzes to test your level of expertise.  The quizzes become more difficult as they progress from the first to the last one, so beginners be sure to start with Quiz 1.
 

 

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