Conventional (as distinct from avant garde) recorder technique seeks to control three main variables: tone, intonation (tuning) and articulation (the way in which notes are joined together or separated). Aspects of these matters are addressed in the pages accessible via the menu on the right hand side of this page, some in considerable detail. Also found there are links to resources concerning the special problems encountered by bass recorder players, health issues and, for the more advanced player, historical methods and treatises.
The methods listed immediately below by Brian Blood, Walter van Hauwe, Gudrun Heyens, Hans-Martin Linde, Hugh Orr and Anthony Rowland-Jones are especially recommended for adult beginners.
The special problems and techniques encountered in consort and ensemble playing are addressed by Bart Spanhove (2000).
A comprehensive approach to introducing the recorder in the music classroom is provided by Fred Kersten (2001).
Cite this article as: Lander, N.S. (1996–2015). Recorder Home Page: Technique. Last accessed Wednesday, July 29th, 2015. http://www.recorderhomepage.net/technique/