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Last Updated: November 8, 2020 Their characteristic features include an exceptional wood-like feel during play… Then, practice blowing very gently into the recorder using your diaphragm and breathing through your belly, so you get pleasant, consistent sound. (0), The next hand, the right hand, places all the fingers except the thumb, in order until the little finger. To learn more, like how to clean and take care of your recorder, keep reading the article! By signing up you are agreeing to our privacy policy. The thumb of the left hand covers the back hole behind the first front hole. Try covering the biggest hole and blow hard, or use a cloth, twist it so that it fits, and clean it. Now I can play the recorder parts to 'Stairway To Heaven." If water has accumulated in the windway, completely cover the window at the top of the recorder with the one hand and exhale forcefully into the windway. How to learn to play the recorder should not be a difficult job if we first place these fingers correctly. We play every step together. Be careful not to vocalize the "ta" or "too" sound when you're playing. This is to make it easier to get the altered notes. Look at the 6 and 7 holes that they are forked. Writer Bio. We know! The price of the recorder can vary; don't get a really cheap one as the sound won't be very good. Now we will have to go covering or uncovering to obtain the notes that we will explain in each page well detailed. X wikiHow is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. Playing familiar songs is the best way to teach children to play the recorder, so take advantage of these free resources. And now we have prepared ourselves to play our first recorder songs, at the moment only with these three notes. The easy notes in recorder are those that are in a comfortable register of the instrument and in addition few fingers are used to obtain them. If you have a three-pieced recorder, just turn the last piece to the right until your finger can reach. true mastery is a lifetime task. The more expensive they are, the better they will sound. Recorders are a good stepping stone to harder blowing instruments that are held vertically, such as oboe or clarinet. Make a tuh-tuh sound when blowing short notes, especially when playing High E. Use your left hand on top. It is seven and adding the hole of the thumb, a total of 8. These cookies do not store any personal information. The recorder is a woodwind instrument. The posture must be with the back straight to be able to push well the air, shoulders and elbows should be relaxed. How to play recorder notes chart These all are recorder notes chart with letters therefore it is very easy to know which note you are playing, just look at the letter below. Playing the woodwinds for more than 30+ years, I was kind of lazy to learn new fingerings for another instrument. As you can see, we have two free fingers, the little finger of the left hand and the thumb of the right hand. Plastic recorders are usually used for teaching school children, as they require very little effort to maintain. Use a finger vibrato. Keep practicing B until you are comfortable with it. We use cookies to make wikiHow great. It is not necessary to make force with the fingers when covering, simply to cover softly but to do it in all the orifice. References. Go to the Nine Note website in your … How to Play the Recorder: A Basic Method for Learning to Play the Recorder and Read Music Through the Use of Folk, Classical, and Familiar Songs (Handy Guide) (How to Play Series) Paperback – … You can buy recorders at a typical music store. Now let’s go for the A note. Let your recorder dry completely before playing again. This course gets your … In particular, quartets featuring soprano, alto, tenor and bass are most frequently seen. Try to remember the first three notes spell the word BAG. All tip submissions are carefully reviewed before being published. Different notes are … I loved every minute of my time spent playing at school assembly and of course the grand finale every year was Speech Night where all the academic awards were presented to the students and parents came and it was just an amazing feeling up there on stage playing … Simply press the piano key to hear the recorder sound and see the fingering. Carl Hose is the author of the anthology "Dead … You can also try an easier fingering. It is relatively easy to start playing but requires much practice to … You can practice these semitone notes by playing a little ditty called Baa Baa Black Sheep: Use a diaphragmatic vibrato. This should clear out any excess moisture. wikiHow is a “wiki,” similar to Wikipedia, which means that many of our articles are co-written by multiple authors. Or you play now, and want to improve. While recorder basics are easily grasped. 2) PlayAlong Recorder– Includes an animated avatar that speaks to the recorder player. Purchase a recorder. This article has been viewed 969,406 times. Learning recorder has never been so easy! We introduce some of the great recorder … Wooden recorders tend to have a more pleasant tone than their plastic counterparts, but are considerably more difficult to care for. The recorder will not last for long if you do this, and it will result in damage to the mouthpiece which could affect the sound. Tighten your lips when playing high notes and relax to play low notes. We hope that with these indications you find correctly learned the placement of the fingers in the flute. You learn how to play the recorder gradually, so it sticks; Level 2: after this section you can play most tunes. While not being a very practical choice for a sustained vibrato, this method is commonly referred to as a. Blow more gently in order to produce a musical sound. The back side with one hole should face you. Compared to other instruments, the recorder is relatively easy to play, making it a great first instrument for kids or novice musicians. Where there are fingering alternatives, click the "alternate fingering" button shown to switch the display. The fingering chart for Bb is: 0 1 - 3 4 - - -, The fingering chart for C#' is: - 12 - - - - -. Another reason it might squeak is because you're blowing into it too hard. Breathe from the diaphragm and make sure you blow evenly. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. If you are a complete beginner, you can start by purchasing an inexpensive plastic recorder. The correct way to do it is to hold a note smoothly when starting. Keeping your back straight will improve your sound. Another possibility is that the holes might not be covered completely. Keep the tongue behind the upper teeth and blow as when you say the syllable “tu” or “du”. At what angle should I hold the recorder? The note is written on the staff and … Both wooden and plastic recorders can be found at good musical instrument stores, or online. To create this article, 141 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. Here we discuss key elements of how to play the recorder. ( 4, 5, 6, 7 ). Remember, always bring the instrument to you, do not bring yourself to your instrument. It could be that you're blowing too hard; it takes some practice to properly regulate your airflow to avoid squeaking. Be careful to cover the holes well if you don’t get unwanted whistles or squeaks. Play a little softer. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. Each lesson adds a new music concept, and new recorder notes. If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. Now we will list the steps for playing the flute in this tutorial: Attention to these steps of learn how to play the recorder for beginners ! If you don't get a good sound while blowing, it's probably really wet. These words should just be used to help you master the correct tonguing technique. For example, a good start would be for the notes B, A, G. We must learn to use the fingers correctly to have good recorder technique, pay attention to this picture of how many holes does a recorder have and and where you have to put your fingers. Take the pieces apart before washing and be sure to rinse all the soap off. In order to do this, try saying the word "ta" or "too" as you play the note. When playing in an … Hold the flute with your left hand covering these holes: Easy isn’t it ? wikiHow is where trusted research and expert knowledge come together. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. Is the wooden recorder expensive? Control the flow of air into the recorder by tightening and contracting your diaphragm. The sound in the recorder is generated by blowing and the different notes are obtained by covering or uncovering the different holes it has. Place the tip of the recorder into your mouth. By using our site, you agree to our. Remember, you are going to play the recorder, not eat it, so make sure that your teeth are not touching the mouthpiece. Sit your children in front of the computer screen, and select each note one at a time. To learn more, like how to clean and take care of your recorder, keep reading the article! Music from that time often featured recorders. If your teeth are touching the mouthpiece, you have the recorder to far into your mouth. Soprano recorder … Level 1: here you learn to read music, and play your first "octave". Move the recorder outward … If the note does not come out, or it squeaks, make sure that your fingers are fully covering the holes, and that your fingers stay flat. In AtPlayMusic’s PlayAlong Recorder, the child is presented with music in standard notation along … To play these soprano recorder songs you need to know the recorder notes. Have them practice playing each note a few times before you select the next one. There are 14 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. Blow softer and it sounds nicer (not too soft, though). The ABS resin used for Yamaha resin recorders has a high ratio of butadiene, giving these instruments excellent impact resistance. Please help us continue to provide you with our trusted how-to guides and videos for free by whitelisting wikiHow on your ad blocker. Together we'll achieve your musical goals. Why is there always a squeaky sound when I play? I mean, come on' doesn't anyone who plays recorder yearn to play … Say, "yer yer yer yer yer yer" using your tongue to control the airflow. Knowing how to play the recorder is essential to know how to play the recorder notes. The blow on the recorder should be soft, placing the lips around the hole or mouthpiece and should never bite or use the teeth. Never spend money on a music class unless you are genuinely interested in playing the recorder. If you're squeaking a lot, make sure you're not blowing too hard, and that the holes are completely covered by your fingers. Pour this cleaner into the recorder, either through the window or at the bottom, and leave it to sit in the windway for a moment before draining. Let’s go to the last note, if you get these three notes you can play your first song in flute ! Clean … Try to mark three notes to become familiar with this woodwind instrument. The Recorder Is Very Suitable for an Adult to Take Up. Perhaps you've never played before. - YouTube The front side should face away from you. Hold the recorder with your left hand covering these holes: Learning recorder has never been so easy, has it? This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. For example, the B note you just played would be represented on the fingering chart as follows: The numbers represent the holes that are being covered, while the dashes represent the holes that remain uncovered. As you can see, in the main section of this site you have a link to any note in case you have any doubts, even so, all the recorder … Recorder playing involves breath, fingers, tongue, … Blowing is very important in the process of learning to play recorder. Thanks. Ideally, start with the easy flute notes. To play a recorder, gently hold the mouthpiece between your lips without letting your teeth touch it, and balance the recorder with your fingers. The recorder has the advantage of needing little financial outlay. How to Play the Recorder is a highly visual and user-friendly guide for learning to play the recorder independently, and also a perfect companion to recorder lessons. Your online recorder teacher. You can find some famous recorder players that are listed on the website and can help you learn how to play recorder efficiently. Recorder Learn everything you want about Recorder with the wikiHow Recorder Category. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. Some recorders, typically those used in schools, are only one piece. This article has been viewed 969,406 times. The same angle as a clarinet, about 30-40 degrees. This technique is called tonguing and produces a clear start and end to the note. It sounds like you are blowing too hard at times. Learn about topics such as How to Play the Recorder, How to Play Hot Cross Buns on the Recorder, How to Play "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on the Recorder… Hi, if you’re here, it’s because you want to learn to play the recorder. After using it about five times, put joint grease on the rubber band when you take it apart. Finally we have the Titanic recorder notes for yours. My music teacher told me feel the beat and make your own music. Why does it go out of tune when I'm playing it? They come in many different colors and sizes to fit you. Listen to early music CDs, such as music from the Renaissance to get a feel for the sound. It has been hard to make a good tutorial but we assure you that with this explanation of how to play my heart will go on recorder … This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. How to learn to play the recorder should not be a difficult job if we first place these fingers correctly. Many years ago I was in a recorder band at my school, I played a big wooden base recorder. The first three holes are covered with our first three fingers of the left hand, index, middle and ring fingers, (1, 2, 3). Where can I buy one? For wooden recorders, disassemble the recorder and carefully wipe the moisture off the inside with a soft cloth. Make a fuo-fuo sound when playing long notes (make the sound long). As you blow through the mouthpiece on the head joint, the air comes in … We are going to give a series of explanations and also we are going to accompany them with some didactic pictures. If clogging persists, you can clean the windway by mixing one tablespoon of unperfumed dishwasher detergent with three tablespoons of water. Do not bite the recorder. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. Blow softly and you will get the LA note, do exercises to dominate this note in this section. It is important not to blow too much air because the recorder collapses and unwanted sounds are produced, the recorder is a simple instrument for that reason. As part of this family, it makes its sound through splitting and vibrating the air. [1] What is the correct way to start and stop notes? Keep in mind that the recorder is not an instrument with a large cavity so if you blow too hard it will block and you will get an unwanted effect. You want to skip this lesson and run to the next one from How to play the Titanic recorder. Don’t be discouraged, at first they are very common because it is necessary to control well the response of the air and to cover the cavities well. Try intermittent fasting with expert advice. When stopping, don't stop suddenly but to release the note gradually and carefully. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. Duets are introduced, easy at first, then more demanding. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. Plastic recorders can be washed in the dishwasher or in a sink with warm soapy water. The recorder is a woodwind musical instrument that was popular as early as the 14th century. Do not play the recorder after eating, as you could blow food into it. That’s why we don’t need to push a lot of air. Why can I only play G when I use the holes written in the article for F#? Start and stop every sound by putting your tongue on the roof of your mouth as if you were saying the word “to.” That will make the beginning and end of each note clearer. Try breathing gently. What do I do if my little finger on my right hand can't reach the last set of holes closest to the foot? Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 969,406 times. These teachers will charge you a fee on per hour basis … It might sound like that because you are blowing too hard. Baby Shark - Recorder Notes Tutorial - VERY EASY!!! https://www.dkfindout.com/us/music-art-and-literature/musical-instruments/recorder/, https://ourpastimes.com/how-to-play-the-recorder-12112354.html, https://www.yamaha.com/en/musical_instrument_guide/recorder/play/, http://www.squeakysrecorderplayhouse.com/recordermaster.htm, http://www.lazarsearlymusic.com/Recorder-Care/recorder_care.htm, http://www.prescottworkshop.com/care.html, consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. The wooden Hohner recorder is a good option, as it isn't ridiculously expensive but is still produces a good sound. Also, remember that when playing low notes, you need to blow more gently. The most popular recorder performances are, as one might expect, those by ensembles. If you don't have joint grease, use Vaseline. Download a alto recorder (Baroque-style) fingering chart When you click the notes on the musical score, the fingering will be displayed. Do not bite the mouthpiece or allow it to touch your teeth. Designed to educate without overwhelming, How to Play the Recorder … In this instance, the 0 indicates that your thumb is covering the hole on the back of the recorder, while the 1 shows that your left index finger is covering the first hole. Also, never spit into the recorder. Blow softly and you will get the note G, do exercises to dominate the note G. Clean your recorder weekly or whenever it gets dirty. Honestly, I don’t recommend it if you don’t have experience, the best thing is to learn how to get a good sound with all the recorder notes. Your left hand should be closest to the mouthpiece, palm facing you, and your right hand towards the end of the recorder, palm facing away from you, with … The first three holes are covered with our first three fingers of the left hand, index, middle and ring fingers, (1, 2, 3 ). If you blow too hard, you will produce a sharp, unpleasant sound. Glad I finally learned. The B, A, G, E, D, and C notes remain the same but F is now 01234- - -. Use a tongued tremolo. Learning recorder shouldn’t be a difficult task if you start with the easiest notes to get. Sick of dieting? Do you want to play the Titanic Song on Recorder ? The bottom piece should be turned so the hole is slightly to the right when viewed as you would play it. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Hold the recorder in playing position with both hand. Allow the recorder to dry completely before you play it again. So the answer to the question how many holes a recorder has. Not only is the fingering important, but also the blowing. 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