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Tenor recorder


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I’ve been listening to Bowie’s song The London Boys recently, and the clarinet intro got me thinking about playing it on recorder. I have a couple of chewed-up (literally!) descants that I rarely touch but  a lower compass would be better. I started looking at stuff on YouTube about tenor recorders and I’m quite taken with the idea of getting one. I read music and I already know the notes in the first octave so I would have a bit of a start.

 

Recommendations picked up so far are for Yamaha or Aulos with baroque fingering. I have long fingers so could probably manage keyless.

 

Any BCers admit to playing one of these, or maybe have a significant other who does? Top tips?

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12 hours ago, dave moffat said:

I find  I prefer the Aulos. I used to play a lot and was quite good

I have both the descant and tenor though I don't play as much since I lost the tip of my left thumb which make playing the top notes a bit awkward.

Cheers, any thoughts on keyed or keyless?

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12 hours ago, dave moffat said:

I find  I prefer the Aulos. I used to play a lot and was quite good

I have both the descant and tenor though I don't play as much since I lost the tip of my left thumb which make playing the top notes a bit awkward.

Cheers, any thoughts on keyed or keyless?

 

Edit: also ‘ouch’.

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