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    Question Another new menber - old man

    Just received my Yamaha recorder today. I had a couple of wood recorders in the past and got to the point I could play with other people, if just barely. I gave it up for some reason I cannot remember but found out my grandson wanted to learn so sent him both instruments. Eventually I wanted them back so I could continue playing but my daughter never sent them back. I pretty much forgot about playing an instrument until lately.

    I have starting to go to a Unitarian Universalist church and volunteered to sing in the chior and that made me think about the recorder. So now I have one again.

    This recorder is a plastic Yamaha soprano baroque for relearning fingering. Eventually I want to go back to wood instruments but considering the cost of a decent one I thought a plastic recorder of good sound quality would have to suffice for the present. Since I do not have access to a player or teacher I have to assume Yamaha knows what it is talking about.

    I do have one or two questions. The fingering chart that came with the recorder shows two things I am not familiar with; Soprano Tenor and/or Soprano Alto. I have no idea what the difference is or how to tell which my recorder is. I am at a complete loss. Any help would be appreciated.

    Robert

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    Welcome aboard, Robert

    I absolutely enjoy hearing the recorder as solo or as a group instrumental.

    I may be wrong but I think the fingering for the Soprano & Tenor recorder are the same. The Alto recorder is an "F" instrument meaning it plays a fifth lower than the Soprano. Often times the Alto notes appear on a score an octave lower than they sound.

    Please if anyone else has more info, and/or corrections, please chime in. I may be swimming here.

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    Welcome Robert to the forums. Many areas of interests here to explore.
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
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    I wish you the Best for each day, now and always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ro3bert View Post
    Just received my Yamaha recorder today. I had a couple of wood recorders in the past and got to the point I could play with other people, if just barely. I gave it up for some reason I cannot remember but found out my grandson wanted to learn so sent him both instruments. Eventually I wanted them back so I could continue playing but my daughter never sent them back. I pretty much forgot about playing an instrument until lately.

    I have starting to go to a Unitarian Universalist church and volunteered to sing in the chior and that made me think about the recorder. So now I have one again.

    This recorder is a plastic Yamaha soprano baroque for relearning fingering. Eventually I want to go back to wood instruments but considering the cost of a decent one I thought a plastic recorder of good sound quality would have to suffice for the present. Since I do not have access to a player or teacher I have to assume Yamaha knows what it is talking about.

    I do have one or two questions. The fingering chart that came with the recorder shows two things I am not familiar with; Soprano Tenor and/or Soprano Alto. I have no idea what the difference is or how to tell which my recorder is. I am at a complete loss. Any help would be appreciated.

    Robert
    Hi, Robert - I hope you're still enjoying playing your recorder and singing in the choir. Also that your grandson is loving his chance to make music.
    Carrying a torch for Classical Music...

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