Music Theory for Recorder: Miscellaneous
Personal Fingering Chart
Print out this blank template for each instrument owned and record alternate fingerings for that particular instrument.
The Curious History of the Clef
YouTube Video: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
A succinct history of the various clef signs in Western music.
Recorder Ranges and Special Clef Signs
All recorders start either on their lowest F or C and ascend two octaves + 1 note. This chart shows recorder ranges at actual concert pitch.
BACH Chorale 7 SATB
JANEQUIN Ce sont galants SATB
EAST O do not run away SSA
HANDEL Gavotte (Orestes) SAB
"Alto Up" Exercises
The ranges of the Alto recorder and the human Alto voice are an octave apart. Sometimes the Alto recorder is given a human Alto part to play. The recorder player must read these notes an octave higher than written. This file presents 4 pieces from the Play at Home Series designed as an exercise in this skill.