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Learning The Notes | Learning The Tunes | Reviewing Particular Topics
For All RecordersFirst Things First
First Octave (Descant/Soprano) B :: A :: G :: E :: D :: C :: F :: F#/Gb :: Bb/A# :: C#/Db :: G#/Ab :: D#/Eb
First Octave (Treble/Alto) E :: D :: C :: A :: G :: F :: Bb/A# :: B :: Eb/D# :: F#/Gb :: C#/Db :: G#/Ab
First Octave (Bass in F) E :: D :: C :: A :: G :: F :: Bb/A# :: B :: Eb/D# :: F#/Gb :: C#/Db :: G#/Ab
Second Octave (Descant/Soprano) C :: C#/Db :: D :: Eb/D# :: E :: F :: F#/Gb :: G :: G#/Ab :: A :: Bb/A# :: B
Second Octave (Treble/Alto) F :: F#/Gb :: G :: G#/Ab :: A :: Bb/A# :: B :: C :: C#/Db :: D :: Eb/D# :: E
Second Octave (Bass in F) F :: F#/Gb :: G :: G#/Ab :: A :: Bb/A# :: B :: C :: C#/Db :: D :: Eb/D# :: E
Third Octave (Descant/Soprano) C :: C#/Db :: D :: Eb/D# :: E :: F :: F#/Gb :: G
Third Octave (Treble/Alto) F :: F#/Gb :: G :: G#/Ab :: A :: Bb/A# :: B :: C
Third Octave (Bass in F) F :: F#/Gb :: G :: G#/Ab :: A :: Bb/A# :: B :: C
SupplementsDescant/Soprano
Complete Scales
Complete Arpeggios
101 Exercises
Play Duets
Play Trios
Play Quartets
Treble/Alto
Complete Scales
Complete Arpeggios
101 Exercises
Play Duets
Play Trios
Play Quartets
Bass in F
Complete Scales
Complete Arpeggios
101 Exercises
Play Duets
Play Trios
Play Quartets
Learning The Notes | Learning The Tunes | Reviewing Particular Topics
1Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
2aDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
2bDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
3aDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
3bDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
3cDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
4Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
5Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
6Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
7aDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
7bDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
8Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
9Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
10Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
11Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
12Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
13aDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
13bDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
13cDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
13dDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
15Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
16Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
17Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
18Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
20Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
22Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
23Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
24Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
25Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
26Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
27Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
28Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
29Descant/SopranoTreble/Alto 
Learning The Notes | Learning The Tunes | Reviewing Particular Topics
First Things FirstDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
Can You Read Music?Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
Choosing An InstrumentDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
Caring For Your RecorderDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
What Music Will I Be Able To Play?Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
Which Instrument To Start OnDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
Holding Your RecorderDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
Positioning The Right Hand ThumbDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
Blowing Into Your RecorderDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
Making a Mute for Your RecorderDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
Tonguing - How To Start a NoteDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
Three Rules for Improving Your PlayingDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
Playing StaccatoDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
SlurringDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
Raising & Lowering Your FingersDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
How to Play Low Notes on the RecorderDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
Relaxing The HandsDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
How Loud Should I Be?Descant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
Intonation and Musical LineDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
The 'Pinched' NotesDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
How to Play High Notes on The RecorderDescant/SopranoTreble/AltoBass in F
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