The Alto Edition of the Nine-Note Recorder Method is a comprehensive beginning book 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.
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.