Learning the Recorder
This website will assist you in learning the basics of playing the soprano recorder. It has been designed to help the Recorder Club at St. Nicholas School in Toronto but it is great to know that it is being used by a number of other students throughout the world. Any reference to fingering will refer to the baroque recorder. In order to read and listen to the music, you must first download a small file called Notation Player. It is small and it is free. It will open the music on your computer and you can then play along with the midi sound or read the music without sound. Click on these INSTRUCTIONS to download the reader.
The website is a work in progress and will continue to be modified. If you are enjoying it please let me know why. If you have suggestions regarding selection of songs, tempo, difficulty level, etc. please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Dolmetch interactive finger chart|
Holding the Recorder
How to blow softly
Notes and Rests (Use Page View)
Reading music from the staff
Your first song
Adding low D to BAG
Beginners: First songs in key of G
New notes: Low E, F# and High c, d
New notes: Low C and high e
Also in G - more difficult
Using all the notes you have learned
New notes: Low F and B flat (Key of F)