Mudcat Café message #1842828 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94923   Message #1842828
Posted By: leeneia
25-Sep-06 - 09:27 AM
Thread Name: Recorders type/range?
Subject: RE: Recorders type/range?
"My experience as a listener and a one time learner,for what it's worth, is that a recorder is a very difficult instrument for a beginner to play. Certainly not easy to play along with others,
but good luck anyway."
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My experience as a singer, guitarist, pianist, flautist, and recorder player is that this is a bunch of codswallop.

There is no best instrument for a class of beginners. Different people have different musical propensities and some instruments feel good to them and some instruments don't. But even if recorder isn't the perfect instrument for a certain kid, it's good for him to see what musical instruments are all about and how musical notation works.

Having an instrument and not being able to read music is like driving a car and not being able to read road signs. You can't go as far afield and you often don't know where you are. The belief that a person who reads music is locked into a straightjacket is silly; it's-more a matter of class conflict and testosterone poisoning than anything else.