That's why I enjoy it so much. I wanted a single-line instrument, and there's no way I'd be allowed to bring home a violin or cello (oh I wish). I got a clarinet and although I can get tunes out of it its very hit and miss due to that embouchure. Recorder requires no embouchure, just breath control. The fingering is a bit odd when you get to the lower notes (especially the Ab which requires a crossed fingering).Jeffrey Armbruster wrote: ↑Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:12 pmWow, that alto really sounds fine! Maybe I should consider that. I could be happy just playing Bach with small ensembles! I may be kidding myself, but the notion of playing an instrument with no reed and fewer technical problems to overcome (guitar) and a single line of music...just seems like it would be refreshing for a change.
I have a penny whistle as well, and that works for most guitar keys as it in D (but other keys are available).
Yes. But to get the semitones (D# and C# on a descant) you have to half cover the hole. Which can be tricky. Indeed to get the note Ab on a descant you half cover the B hole.
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Well you can use cross-fingerings as well. To play Ab on soprano/tenor cover the thumbhole and also cover 1,2 and 4,5 (or maybe cover 6 as well...recorders sometimes have their individual quirks)LarryShone wrote: ↑Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:37 pmYes. But to get the semitones (D# and C# on a descant) you have to half cover the hole. Which can be tricky. Indeed to get the note Ab on a descant you half cover the B hole.