The alto recorder (far left) is an F instrument. This means the lowest note on the alto is
an F. The alto has a beautiful tone in a pleasing range. It is a few inches longer than the soprano and has a lower, mellow sound. The sopranino recorder is smaller and
higher pitched than the soprano. Sopranino is pitched one octave higher than alto. Like the alto, the sopranino is an F instrument. Click here to learn more about alto fingerings.
To learn to play
alto or sopranino recorder, use The Nine-Note Recorder Method: ALTO Edition. It is specifically designed to be a thorough introduction to F recorders using the
same proven format as the original soprano edition with the nine easiest notes to play on alto or sopranino recorders. Click here to see the table of contents. The first page of the book is available for you to view or print.
When you have completed this alto method book, learn the rest of the notes on alto by purchasing
Beyond the Nine-Note Recorder Method: ALTO Edition.
You may request a free 16-page exercise booklet when you order.
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