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The Treble (i)
an octave higher than those on the treble. This avoids the use of ledger lines.
The tablature in example 20 gives the first thirteen notes in the scale of F which is a very common key for the treble recorder. The similarity between the fingerings of lower and tipper A, lower and upper Bb, lower and upper C, lower and upper D should be noted as this similarity is an aid to remem­bering the fingering.
As with the descant, there are difficulties to be overcome when slurring notes together, for unless this is done neatly, extra unwanted notes will be produced. When practising the exercise in example 21 care should be taken to see that only the notes written in the music are actually sounded on the recorder.
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