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The Descant (3)
lutely necessary for ornamentation. A number of these will be found in the chapter on "Ornamentation5. In the tune given in example 18 the alternative fingering for Bnatj may be used, if desired, when B and C are slurred together.
The tune in example 19 introduces tipper Eb as well as some difficult slurs involving Bb. The tune is, indeed, full of difficult slurs which should be practised separately before the tune is attempted.
To achieve real dexterity in fingering the descant recorder it is a good plan to practise country dances at speed. The keys of these tunes are usually the simple ones to play, but the speed of the playing creates its own difficulties. Such tunes provide excellent practice.
The tunes in the chapter on the tenor recorder are also suitable for the descant and provide additional material for practice at this stage.
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