The fingering patterns are the same on all recorders, with minor variations according to instrument. If you play with a recorder group, it may include a soprano in c”, alto in f, tenor in c and bass in f. These are the recorder family members often used playing for ensemble music.
Are all recorders in the same key?
Keys are most common in recorders larger than the alto. Instruments larger than the tenor need at least one key so the player can cover all eight holes. Keys are sometimes also used on smaller recorders to allow for comfortable hand stretch, and acoustically improved hole placement and size.
What is the difference between Baroque fingering and German fingering on the recorder?
German recorder debate. The baroque recorder features a small 4th hole and a large 5th hole which makes the note F appear out of natural order with the fingerings. German recorders use a large 4th hole and small 5th hole which keeps a logical fingering order for F but adds a tricky fingering for F# and Bb.
What is the difference between recorder and flute?
The most obvious difference is in the playing position or orientation of the instrument: The recorder is held vertically, straight and with both hands in front of the upper body, while the transverse flute is held in an asymmetrical position from the mouth to the right shoulder.
Is playing the flute like playing the recorder?
In fact, the recorder is sometimes referred to as a fipple flute (meaning, a flute that is played by blowing air into the instrument). And in addition to it being a cheap way to start, you can easily use flute music as recorder music.