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Thread #8707 Message #3061329
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
25-Dec-10 - 10:30 PM
Thread Name: recorder music
Subject: RE: recorder music
The Zen-On bass is a bit hard to play in its high register.
I don't know if it has a scientific basis, Jack, but people say you shouldn't try to make a new instrument play high until it's been 'broken in.' How long that would take, they never say. I would give it a couple of months, anyway.
Did you know that sometimes the note in the high register has different fingerings than the same note lower down? (If not, check a fingering chart.)
I once commented that the high A on an alto was squeaky, and my teacher said "Blow me a ribbon." That was very helpful advice.
Sometimes it helps to put your thumbnail across the top of the hole in the back versus at the side. Or vice versa, depending on the instrument.