All I can hope to accomplish here is to present a very short list, albeit a heavily annotated one, of some methods and supplementary materials that I have found to be highly useful in my own teaching experience, together with some suggestions as to how each of these might be useful to the self-teaching adult student. Some special Early Music Articulations 6. Musician's Friend is a registered trademark of Musician's Friend Inc. Recorder Technique, Intermediate to Advanced. It has been considerably revised and expanded since that time and is presented here in order to provide some guidance for the aspiring adult recorder player through the plethora of recorder methods, studies, and core solo and ensemble music that are presently available. American Recorder 29 2 : 57—58. On or Before the Beat 8.
Do you usually like this style of music? Aspects of these matters are addressed in the pages accessible via the menu on the right-hand side of this page, some in considerable detail. Indeed, a decent recorder method is, all things considered, probably more satisfactory than a poor private teacher or substandard class instruction — and a good deal cheaper as well. The Charlton Method for the Recorder: A Manual for the Advanced Recorder Player. I am constantly amazed when self-proclaimed authorities and recorder teachers show up at our workshop or come by one of our convention exhibits to select instruments for themselves or their students and it becomes immediately apparent that they haven't the slightest notion how to blow into a wind instrument properly nor even use the correct fingerings. To create a music list, please sign in. Teaching Recorder in the Music Classroom.
The Consonants K and G. Easily share your music lists with friends, students, and the world. While the autodidact can and in fact sometimes does get into some bad playing habits, self-teaching is not as bad as popular opinion and recorder teachers with patently vested interests would have one believe. Unfortunately, it is simply not possible to present in this limited space a comprehensive overview of the vast sea of instructional materials available on today's market, even if one includes just those that have some genuine musical and pedagogical merit and utility. The methods listed immediately below by Brian Blood, Walter van Hauwe, Gudrun Heyens, Hans-Martin Linde, Hugh Orr and Anthony Rowland-Jones are especially recommended for adult beginners. I have taught college-level music majors with a serious interest in early music as well as liberal arts students with backgrounds in music ranging from extensive to non-existent, given crash courses to music education majors seeking a useful classroom tool, lectured at adult recorder workshops and conventions where the object was to get across as much useful information as possible in a very limited amount of time, and coached senior citizen groups who would get together more to socialize than to achieve musical progress.
I have taught extremely precocious kids of five to six years of age and given class recorder instruction to public and private elementary school youngsters with varying degrees of interest and ability. Those players who are diligent enough to persist eventually find out that their best source for instruments and self-teaching materials is not their local music shop but a mail-order specialist such as ourselves who offers a wide variety of custom-serviced quality instruments in all price ranges, a decent selection of good instructional materials, and, perhaps most important, the time and willingness to share his expertise and experience and help customers make informed decisions in selecting instruments and materials that are best suited to their needs, tastes, and budget. Are you a beginner who started playing last month? Valid on all ship methods except Express Air. Prices subject to change without notice. You are not required to create an account.
You are not required to create an account. The Position of the Cheeks and Lips 5. Overview Conventional as distinct from avant-garde recorder technique seeks to control three main variables: tone timbre , tuning intonation and articulation the way in which notes are joined together or separated. A quick glance through music publishers' catalogues shows that there exists a substantial number of recorder methods in print — that is the good news. Cite this article as: Lander, Nicholas S.
Some Notorious Articulation Problems 5. If you believe that any review contained on our site infringes upon your copyright, please email us. Columbia: University of Missouri Press. Needless to say, the subversive recorder program was quickly quashed by the music ed establishment. Also found there are links to resources concerning the special problems encountered by bass recorder players, health issues and, for more advanced players, historical methods and treatises.
Valid on all ship methods except Express Air. The recorder is an ideal choice for such prospective adult autodidacts, but then I suspect that I am preaching to the already converted in that regard. Alternative and Special Fingerings for Trills 9. A Practice Book for the Treble Recorder. Do you like the artist? The Basic Movement of the Fingers 3.
The bad news is that the great bulk of them are deficient in one major aspect or another, and a good number of them are simply not worth the paper they are printed on. With or Without a Turn 7. Is it a good teaching tool? Introduction to the Recorder: A Tutor for Adult Beginners. I can attest that all of these various situations can provide a satisfying and fulfilling experience for both teacher and students, but I will confess that not all of my teaching experiences have been totally positive. I vividly recall one particular elementary school recorder class that was discontinued after one year because it was too successful. Please do not use inappropriate language, including profanity, vulgarity, or obscenity.
It is little wonder that many beginning adult players, either by circumstances or by choice, begin the study of the recorder by themselves. How to Blow During a Trill 4. Treble recorder Treble Recorder - Volume 3. It is perhaps no great secret that the general level of recorder teaching in this country is abysmally poor. If you have any suggestions or comments on the guidelines, please email us. I sometimes wonder how many prospective recorder players have been discouraged by the poor results achieved with inferior instruments and substandard instructional materials.
The Measured or Chain Trill 5. . Vibrato Used to Suggest Dynamics 7. Select your ship method during checkout, and your discount will appear when you advance to the payment confirmation page. Admittedly, I have developed over the years a number of very different approaches to the instrument, depending upon the age, background, interests, and abilities of my students.