With the recorder instrument now found in many jazz settings and world music with jazz motifs, it is good to come across a book that will instruct the reader in an enjoyable manner of learning. One of the most important aspects of playing the recorder, and one which I took a while to properly learn, is how to hold the recorder for proper placement of the fingers in playing. This is very important, and this book shows you how to do it.
Guide to fingering positions and other topics will take the novice from beginning to end, showing the performer how to make the recorder truly his or her playing choice. There are songs in this book. 80 pages of clear-cut instruction make this one of the finest recorder instruction books available.
Well-illustrated, and well-written, this is a fine way to learn the recorder. Congratulations to William Bay for an accurate, enjoyable book which introduces the recorder to all ages. Jazz musicians will find this a fun learning opportunity!With the return of the recorder instrument to jazz settings, this is an ideal approach to learning how to play the recorder. A fine approach to the recorder!