I Play the Recorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 32 People

    Flute's Expensive, Have a Recorder!

    I always wanted to play flute, but it was expensive, so my parents started me on recorder in second grade. Two years later, I convinced them to spend 10 pounds (which at the time was a lot for us) on a book called "Classical Music for Recorder", and somewhere amid the...
    rainbowchristmaslights rainbowchristmaslights
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 26, 2008

    I've Taught Myself...

    how to read music, and play the recorder, in the last two years! In spring of 2006, I picked up an old alto recorder at a garage sale. Decided to give a go at learning to play it. I am intensely musical, but have been stymied by an inability to learn to read music. I...
    nerdoleptic nerdoleptic
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2008

    It is a terribly under-appreciated instrument.

    Check out Michala Petri's Vivaldi recordings for inspiration.
    dorphin74 dorphin74
    41-45, M
    1 Response Oct 4, 2014

    Music Class

    I had to play recorder in school now that would have been fine but the teacher was an a* * , but i still play sometimes but the music that we kearned i play on the piano now Heehee!!!! :)
    danhorse danhorse
    18-21, F
    Jun 23, 2010

    I Taught Myself the Recorder

    I never had the opportunity to learn and instrument as a child, but when I was 22 I bought myself a recorder.  I had a passion for classical music and had already learnt to read musical notation, so I was pleasantly surprised how quickly I could learn to play it.  Then...
    Tibicina Tibicina
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 17, 2009

    Legend Of Zelda.

    I've taught myself the Song of Healing and am currently teaching myself Saria's Song. All by ear. ♥
    Xorianna Xorianna
    16-17, F
    Jul 4, 2012
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