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Treble Recorder Technique


Difficulty guide: 4-8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


taken from the Introduction:

'Part I is concerned with the basic technique of the modern recorder and consists of graded exercises beginning at an elementary level, scales and arpeggios and advanced technical studies.

Part II attempts to relate some of the stylistic problems of the recorder's varied repertoire to the more specialized techniques of the renaissance and baroque recorder and also includes and introduction to avant-garde technique.' Alan Davis


Part 1:

  • Normal Fingering Chart for the modern recorder
  • The range and character of the four registers
  • The first register
  • The second register
  • The third and fourth registers
  • Articulation
  • Vibrato
  • Alternative fingerings, sliding and shading
  • Scales and arpeggios
  • Technical Studies

Part 2:

  • Repertoire and Style
  • Early Fingering Systems
  • Articulation in renaissance and baroque music
  • Improvization and ornamentation in renaissance and baroque music
  • The French violin clef
  • Avant Garde Techniques
  • Suggestions for further study

Item Details

Category: Recorder Study Books
Publisher: Novello
Publisher's reference: NOV120545
Our Stock Code: 1102284
Media Type: Paperback