Subject: Re: [RECL]Transposition question

From: M Stanley
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2010 20:27:45 -0400

Well, I'm not real sure my kids need to learn bass clef till middle school.
There are more fish to fry than that. We have such limited time that it's
always a struggle to prioritize our time needs. And I don't have a problem
putting everything in C. Not one problem.

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 8:21 AM, Sue Roessel Dura wrote:

> On Mon, 12 Apr 2010 03:35:22 -0700 (PDT), you wrote:
> >Cool. I can see where the ability of reading the music that the singers
> are would be helpful. That makes sense.
> >
> >It's not that I can't learn another set of fingerings (right now I play 6
> different woodwind instruments). It's that I would rather my kids have more
> time to make music than to learn a separate set of fingerings. I only get
> them one day a week and if they miss that time for what ever reason, I don't
> get to see them at all. It's not hard to transpose, so I thought that it
> would be a way to get the alto/bass parts in faster.
> I think it's possible to get transposed music for students or transpose it
> yourself, but I think it's worth the time and effort to teach them the
> proper
> way of playing alto and bass. They have to learn bass clef too! I only
> give
> these instruments to motivated kids who have mastered the basics on soprano
> and
> it's amazing how quickly they learn to do it. If they become serious about
> the
> recorder, having read from transposed music will be more difficult to
> overcome
> than the small effort it takes to transpose.
> >Thanks for the info,
> Anytime ;-) - Sue
> >Ledonna
> >
> >--- On Sun, 4/11/10, Sue Roessel Dura wrote:
> >
> >From: Sue Roessel Dura
> >Subject: Re: [RECL]Transposition question
> >To: "Recorder_Classroom"
> >Date: Sunday, April 11, 2010, 8:29 PM
> >
> >On Sun, 11 Apr 2010 12:30:59 -0700 (PDT), you wrote:
> >
> >>Why don't they transpose the parts for the F recorders like they do for
> the other woodwinds? That way the fingerings would be the same though out
> the family.
> >>
> >>Just wondering.
> >>
> >>Ledonna
> >
> >Recorder ranges are smaller and the music we play is often 'stolen' So if
> >everyone can read in C then you can decide which parts to play on each
> >instrument. There's some music that is very low in the soprano range and
> it
> >might sound better alto up. Choral music is always in C and since we can
> all
> >read it, we can play it. Same with hymns. The bass recorder, also an F
> >instrument, reads in C just like the bassoon. My question is, why are
> modern
> >players unable to do this simple thing?
> >
> >Best,
> >Sue
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Martha Stanley, NBCT
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