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The Descant (3) 16. The Coventry Carol
recorder, though Its use should not be overdone. A slight, quick variation in wind pressure will produce the desired effect. The skill and musical understanding of the player should be the controlling factor in its use.
Voices and recorders together enhance each other and with practice it should be possible for the recorder player, when sufficient skill has been developed, to accompany the voice, even if it is only doubling the voice part. In doing this, it should be remembered that some keys are easier than others for the beginner to play on the descant recorder; for example, C, D, F and G major.
There are still more notes to learn, the fingerings for which are shown in example 17. The very high notes on the descant recorder are not given here since they ate not often used; they will, however, have to be learned and can be found as they are required in the complete tablature in example 4$.
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