Real recorder playing!

@Fleura (6804)
United Kingdom
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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@JudyEv (108297)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 May 16
A well-played recorder is lovely to listen to. It's great that you're both learning. I used to play it a little but haven't now for ages.
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@Fleura (6804)
• United Kingdom
19 May 16
It's been more fun than I expected!
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@JudyEv (108297)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 May 16
@Fleura And the beauty is that the fingering is the same for all the sizes. That's a bonus.
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@Fleura (6804)
• United Kingdom
19 May 16
@JudyEv Oh it isn't, only for the soprano and tenor, the treble and others are different.
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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.
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@Fleura (6804)
• United Kingdom
27 May 16
Maybe it would be a nice thing to do with your child?
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27 May 16
@Fleura yes! When she already can.Right now she is only 11- months old.
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@Fleura (6804)
• United Kingdom
27 May 16
@Iam_jauntyjen The years sure fly past, as everyone has no doubt told you already!
@Chellezhere (1394)
• 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.
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@Fleura (6804)
• United Kingdom
22 May 16
I'm so sorry t hear you had to give up what you loved because of an assault. It sounds like you are very talented though and found an alternative outlet!
@LadyDuck (131242)
• Switzerland
19 May 16
If it is well played it's a pleasant sound, but this is the same for almost every instrument.
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@Fleura (6804)
• United Kingdom
19 May 16
That's very true, but people tend to think it isn't true of the recorder!
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19 May 16
Brilliant idea ... I wasn't very good with the recorder at primary school so maybe it would be fun to learn it again with my Baby Niece when she's a bit older. Maybe you should video yourself playing too!
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