Alto & Sopranino Recorder Method

Nine-Note Method for Alto or Sopranino RecorderThe Alto Edition of the Nine-Note Recorder Method is a comprehensive beginning book (a printable PDF) for learning alto or sopranino recorder. These are both F instruments, meaning F is the lowest note that can be played. Alto and sopranino (and bass) recorders have the same fingering, but this F fingering is different from the fingering of the C recorders, soprano and tenor.

Sopranino is ideal for the young child who wants to learn recorder but whose hands are too small to manage a soprano recorder.

Alto recorder is an octave lower than the sopranino and has a very pleasant sound. Alto recorder is often the top choice for adults.

Learning alto recorder makes a good alternative general music course for the middle school or junior high years.

See Table of Contents and a sample page from the Nine-Note Recorder Method for Alto or Sopranino.

Learn the rest of the notes on alto recorder by purchasing Beyond the Nine-Note Recorder Method: Alto Edition. This intermediate book is filled with duets for two altos. If you play alone, play the melody on the top line. See table of contents and a sample page.

Once you know the F fingering system, you could learn to play bass recorder, though this recorder is more expensive. Bass is an octave lower than alto and requires reading bass clef. The Nine-Note Method for Bass goes a little faster, assuming that you first learned alto, and has both the Nine-Note and the Beyond the Nine-Note material combined in one book. See the table of contents and a sample page.

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