Playing and Learning Recorder
May 1st, 2013

Got myself enrolled into Recorder lessons. Teacher explained to us what recorder is and I found it very interesting, so decided to give it a go.

Recorder lessons are on every Wednesday for half an hour. Today was my first lesson, I enjoyed very much. Got a recorder to take home for more practise. They taught us practise A and B. How to hold the recorder and where to put fingers and stuff. My recorder is made of plastic from Yamaha company.

When I showed the recorder to my mum she said it is Flute in Hindi it is called Bansuri. My mum is actually not wrong, I Google it and found that both look same. Flute and Recorder are from same family.

Recorder: The recorder is a woodwind musical instrument of the family known as fipple flutes or internal duct flutes—whistle like instruments which include the tin whistle. The recorder is end-blown and the mouth of the instrument is constricted by a wooden plug, known as a block or fipple. It is distinguished from other members of the family by having holes for seven fingers (the lower one or two often doubled to facilitate the production of semitones) and one for the thumb of the uppermost hand. The bore of the recorder is tapered slightly, being widest at the mouthpiece end and narrowest towards the foot on Baroque recorders, or flared almost like a trumpet at the bottom on Renaissance instruments. Recorders can be made out of wood, plastic or ivory.

The sound of the recorder is remarkably clear and sweet, partly because of the lack of upper harmonics and predominance of odd harmonics in the sound.


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  1. ask your dad what is bansuri

  2. Thanks Kumar uncle for the comment. I had bansuri in India so I know what bansuri is.