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How to Play The Descant, Treble, Tenor and Bass Recorders, full online instruction.

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The Descant (2) checked with the tablatare whenever there is any doubt.
Two other notes are lower and upper F#; once again, there is a similarity between the two fingerings. For the upper note,
the thumb-hole is pinched but the third finger of the right hand is not used. The exercise in example 7 should be played slowly at first, with a gradually increasing speed as greater dexterity in fingering the notes is achieved. It should now be possible to play the melody in example 8 which introduces some of the notes already learned.
In the sixteenth century, Thomas Tallis wrote a fine hymn tune, usually sung to 'Glory to Thee my God this night*, which can be played in the form of a canon. It is shown written as such in example 9. The duet can be played on two descant recorders or one of the parts can be sung and the other played on the recorder.
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