What is the black stick that comes with a recorder?
Unfortunately, it is a very easy instrument to play badly. However, if it’s taught well it can sound beautiful even at a very elementary stage. Children in our pre-instrumental classes have a chance to hear a wide variety of different instruments before they choose which they would like to learn.
To remove dirt, saliva, body oils and bacteria that transfer from the hands and mouth to the recorder, clean the recorder every 1 to 2 weeks with an inexpensive cleaning solution.
Originally Answered: Why are some notes on my recorder out of tune? You need to explore alternate fingerings. Often adding an additional finger or half hole below the regular F fingering will correct things. There are lots of resources on the web, look for recorder fingering chart.
If you start a child on the recorder at the age of five, it can take as long as one and a half to two years to develop this co-ordination, during which time they can get very bored and frustrated. If you start them at age six and a half to seven this same process usually takes three to six months.
How long does it take to play the recorder?
How do you take apart a recorder?
A recorder plastic cleaning stick is usually provided with your first recorder. You are then required to purchase a cleaning cloth so that you can thread it through the eye of the cleaning stick and clean any excess saliva in your recorder after use.