Real recorder playing!
May 19, 2016 3:40am CST
My eldest daughter, known on here as 'Big One', started playing the recorder a couple of years ago and in order to encourage her to practice regularly I thought I would learn along with her, so while she played the soprano (descant) recorder I bought myself a tenor - same fingering but bigger, so an octave lower. So far it has worked well and we have enjoyed learning and playing together. Many people don't take the recorder seriously as an instrument though, they think it is just a cheap plastic thing that primary school children make unpleasant squeaky noises on and then they grow up and move on to a 'proper' instrument (or give up). So it's almost embarrassing admitting to people that I play the recorder. But have a look at this recorder player I just came across on you tube - this shows what can be achieved with such a simple instrument!
__ • Vivaldi: Concerto for flautino in C major, RV 443 Cappela Anna Conducted by Anna Fusek __
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27 May 16
I love playing the recorder.You are not a lot of people dont take the recorder seriously. Though I am not an expert, because I am self- taught, I can play simple songs like twinkle twinkle little star, moonriver and paper roses hahahaha. When I was pregnant I tried playing "Let it go" but it was not easy. These daya I dont have time to practice but later on I would love to play again.
• United States
20 May 16
I used to play the flute but was assaulted when I was 24 and had to switch to the recorded because my anterior lip point and labiomental fold got stuck in my teeth and tore. It's been 24 years since the assault, and I still have a scar and a tender spot there. I also play the tin and penny whistles.