Holding the Recorder

Left hand always on top:  Thumb on back hole with index, middle and ring fingers on the first three holes on top.  The little finger of the left hand is not used.

Right hand always on bottom:  Let the recorder sit on your right thumb with your index, middle,  ring and little fingers ready to play the lower four notes.

 

Hold the recorder firmly between your lips and blow softly with a steady stream of air using the soft sound "too" as you blow. 

 

KEY - "too-o" sound, blow softly, steady stream of air, completely cover holes