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Learn How To Play The Recorder
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2 STUDENTS
1h 59m

Learn the essentials on how to play the recorder, the basic techniques, and explore the advanced techniques to add expression.

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Course Skill Level
Beginner
Time Estimate
1h 59m

Instructor

My name is Mike, and I am a music composer, producer, sound designer, artist and online educator. I am also the founder of professionalcomposers.com


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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Musicians
  • Music Composers
  • Music Producers
  • Songwriters
  • People who just want to play for fun

What you’ll learn:

  • The essentials on how to play the recorder
  • All the basic techniques on the recorder
  • Explore the advanced techniques to add expression
  • Play tunes on your recorder

Requirements:

  • You need to have a Soprano Recorder
  • It’s good if you have some basic knowledge of music (notes and rhythm)

Hello, and welcome to this class, where you will learn how to play this amazing instrument called a “Recorder”. My name is Mike, and I made this class for you, to give you a great foundation for playing this instrument.

You will be able to play any songs and music you want, in any style and genre. And finally, if you keep on practicing consistently, you will even be able to play with emotion, expression and use advanced techniques in your performances on the recorder.

Why the Recorder is Amazing

Well firstly, the recorder is a remarkably versatile instrument. It has a lovely, romantic and classical sound. But you can play any type of music you want on it. From classical music, to folk music, to modern pop music…and even film, TV and game soundtrack music which is my personal favorite.

Famous examples of the recorder used in popular music culture is an alto recorder in the Harry Potter soundtrack, as well as a bass recorder used for the main riff in The Mandalorian, Star Wars soundtrack.

In the recorder family of instruments, you can also cover several registers in music, with a different size recorder for each range. From the standard soprano recorder that most of us start on, to alto recorder, tenor recorder, bass recorder and even lower.

Furthermore, the recorder is one of the rare open hole flutes, that is a fully chromatic instrument. Let me explain: “Chromatic Instrument” means that it is designed to be able to be easily playable for all 12 notes of music. On top of that, you have over 2 octaves in range on a recorder. Which in turn means that you can play any song ever written, in any style of music, on this instrument.

Finally, the recorder is in fact capable of so much expression techniques, variation and emotion. For example – adding decorations, playing in legato, making slides, bends, and doing vibrato. So yes, the recorder is a pretty amazing instrument.

Let’s Start Learning the Recorder

In this class, we will focus on the soprano recorder, but when you have learned how to play it, you can move on to other recorders if you want to. Because they all share the same fundamental playing techniques as well as advanced expressive options to add emotion into your performances.

Now I welcome you to a new amazing adventure in music, where you will learn how to play the recorder. So let’s start your journey, right now!

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned all the essentials in playing the recorder.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction And Foundation
Welcome And Introduction 00:00:00
Why The Recorder Is Amazing 00:00:00
7 Power Tips For Learning 00:00:00
How To Get Started 00:00:00
How To Play A Recorder 00:00:00
Playing Your First Tune 00:00:00
Section 2 - Learn The Basic Techniques
Covering The Holes 00:00:00
Breath Control 00:00:00
Finger Placement 00:00:00
Shaping The Notes 00:00:00
Note Fingering Chart 00:00:00
Tips For Learning Tunes 00:00:00
Simple Song 1 (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star) 00:00:00
Simple Song 2 (Happy Birthday) 00:00:00
Simple Song 3 (Jingle Bells) 00:00:00
Section 3 - Explore The Advanced Techniques
High Notes 00:00:00
Decorations 00:00:00
Legato 00:00:00
Bends 00:00:00
Vibrato 00:00:00
Half Holing 00:00:00
Section 4 - Learn To Play Songs
Congratulations – Play Tunes On Your Recorder 00:00:00
Can’t Help Falling In Love 00:00:00
Colors Of The Wind 00:00:00
The Wellerman 00:00:00
Annie’s Song 00:00:00
My Mother Told Me 00:00:00
Vem Kan Segla Förutan Vind 00:00:00