OT: Children learning the recorder

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Subject: OT: Children learning the recorder
Posted by:  Matt Probert (commen…@probertencyclopaedia.com)
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2007

Any other parents with a young child about to learn the recorder may
benefit from not buying their child a low cost plastic recorder, but
rather buy them a proper wooden recorder (about 50 quid).

The advantages are:

1) Easier to play, as its more tolerant of breathing errors

2) Less squeaks as per 1

3) Sounds nicer

And if the sound is nicer, and less error prone the child will be less
disheartened and the parents less relucatnt to allow practising at 6
am on a Sunday morning!

Matt

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