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Old 04-26-2011, 09:07 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Yes, one of those squeaky annoying instruments you probably learnt to play in school and hated.

Decided to learn to play one again after quitting all those years ago because I didn't like the teacher. So far I'm doing pretty well, I can play quite a few pieces already and am getting better.

I want an alto recorder too at some point, but I don't have any money.

Anyone else play(ed)?
Yes, a little in middle school before we selected instruments for band. I learned a few notes and could probably go on learning if I ever found my recorder (somewhere at home, probably).
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Old 05-10-2011, 10:11 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Recorders are one of the most underrated instruments ever, and it's not that easy to play. It's perfectly fit for a kid's diminutive lung capacity, but as a grown-up one has to restrain oneself to the point of exhaustion to avoid those squeaks. I have used it on at least one song I recorded once upon a time (together with a regular flute, but I can't really distinguish which is which now): The Light Brigade in the Valley of Death
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Old 05-10-2011, 11:55 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Well... That's really nice .
You're probably not the best singer but your voice does fit the music (is that even you).
It's really good if you ask me.
Reminds me of the Early Jethro Tull mixed up with Magna Carta

Edit: I also hear some early Kansas influences. The good bit of Kansas, that is.
And I hear some Incredible String Band.
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:04 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Well... That's really nice .
You're probably not the best singer but your voice does fit the music (is that even you).
It's really good if you ask me.
Reminds me of the Early Jethro Tull mixed up with Magna Carta

Edit: I also hear some early Kansas influences. The good bit of Kansas, that is.
And I hear some Incredible String Band.
You will hear anything but Dylan. Anyway, it was a few years ago now and the quality isn't exactly cutting edge. I just wanted to show off the use of the recorder.
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:09 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I dunno, the songwriting is great, the recording is at least interesting. It's definitely not audiophile .
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:19 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Brings back so many memories. I remember being in the back with a couple of kids and we'd always play a random note in the middle of a song and make the class start over.

I wonder if it could actually played correctly and sound good, those things sounded annoying as ****! We usually just took the mouthpiece off and used it as a whistle.
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Old 05-28-2011, 05:00 AM   #27 (permalink)
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I can quite confidently say that the recorder was the way I first learnt how to read music. I can also remember aceing Hot Cross Bun's in a recorder test as well!
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:56 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:37 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I don't know what kind of recorder you were using, but all the ones I've used were not like that. In fact, I've never heard of a recorder that was played that way. The different fingerings will create the different pitches, not the amount of air you put into the instrument.
My brother plays recorder, and actually how you blow into the recorder can SLIGHTLY affect how flat or sharp a note is.
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:08 PM   #30 (permalink)
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It's interesting seeing all these replies and how many people actually played this instrument. Especially in elementary school. I remember walking into music class and the teacher said, "Grab a recorder from the bin, yes they're clean." Needless to say it wasn't the instrument for me but like hell did I mess around with it.
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