Playing An Instrument (Recorder)

Playing An Instrument (Recorder)

The Recorder The recorder belongs to the family of woodwind musical instruments known as internal duct flutes or fipple flutes. The recorder is end-blown, and a wooden fipple or block restricts the mouth of the instrument. The holes for seven fingers (the bottom one or two are sometimes duplicated to ease the creation of semitones) and one for the thumb of the highest handset it apart from other family members.

It differs from other family members by having holes for seven fingers (the bottom one or two are sometimes duplicated to aid in the generation of semitones) and one for the thumb of the highest hand.

Uses of a Recorder

  1. A recorder may be used for a variety of purposes, including playing music, learning music quickly, 
  2. using it for leisure and amusement.

Key Signature and How to Play a Recorder

The primary signatures are C major, G major, F major, E major, and D major.

A recorder is played by holding it from the player’s mouth in an outward motion. A channel carved through the wooden block or fipple compresses the player’s breath into a stream of linear air. A recorder has 8 holes (one at the back and seven in front). One closes all the holes for the C major scale in order to play it “doh” and would be releasing it gradually. The left finger is used to play the Scale of G Major, the thumb finger is used to cover the hole in the rear, and the other three fingers are used to cover the three holes starting from the top to play “doh.” The finger adjacent to the thumb will be used to cover the fourth hole from the top of the F Major Scale while the left four fingers are closed “doh”.

Uses Of Music

• Religious/ritual purpose

• Ceremonial/Entertainment purpose

• Educational purpose

• Advertisement

• Motivation at work

• Sports; to motivate the players and entertain the spectators

• Communication

• Mass mobilization

• Recreation

• Healing/therapeutic

• Lullaby

Impacts of Music on Human Life

Human life cannot exist without music. Man’s everyday activities in one way or another incorporate music. Therefore, among other things, the following effects of music on human existence have been seen and continue to exist.

It is a body of knowledge, 

a universal language that everyone can understand, 

It is a body of knowledge, 

 It soothes emotions

• It creates happiness

• It sharpens and develops man’s sense of imagination

• It cools temper and comforts aggrieved souls

• Itisa medium of expression and communication

• It is a medium of fun and relaxation

• It is a vocation or occupation

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