Subject: Re: [RECL]Transposition question

From: Ledonna McGowan
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 04:31:06 -0700 (PDT)

That is what I was thinking.=A0 Most of my kids will never play in a record=
er consort after they leave 5th grade.=A0 I was thinking that I could make =
a lesson out of transposition to help them understand their band instrument=
s a little better next year.=A0=20


--- On Mon, 4/12/10, M Stanley wrote:

From: M Stanley
Subject: Re: [RECL]Transposition question
To: "Recorder_Classroom"
Date: Monday, April 12, 2010, 7:27 PM

Well, I'm not real sure my kids need to learn bass clef till middle school.
There are more fish to fry than that.=A0 We have such limited time that it'=
always a struggle to prioritize our time needs.=A0 And I don't have a probl=
putting everything in C.=A0 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 =
> different woodwind instruments). It's that I would rather my kids have mo=
> time to make music than to learn a separate set of fingerings.=A0 I only =
> them one day a week and if they miss that time for what ever reason, I do=
> get to see them at all.=A0 It's not hard to transpose, so I thought that =
> 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 i=
> yourself, but I think it's worth the time and effort to teach them the
> proper
> way of playing alto and bass.=A0 They have to learn bass clef too!=A0 I o=
> give
> these instruments to motivated kids who have mastered the basics on sopra=
> and
> it's amazing how quickly they learn to do it.=A0 If they become serious a=
> 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?=A0 That way the fingerings would be the same though =
> the family.
> >>
> >>Just wondering.
> >>
> >>Ledonna
> >
> >Recorder ranges are smaller and the music we play is often 'stolen'=A0 S=
o if
> >everyone can read in C then you can decide which parts to play on each
> >instrument.=A0 There's some music that is very low in the soprano range =
> it
> >might sound better alto up.=A0 Choral music is always in C and since we =
> all
> >read it, we can play it.=A0 Same with hymns.=A0 The bass recorder, also =
an F
> >instrument, reads in C just like the bassoon.=A0 My question is, why are
> modern
> >players unable to do this simple thing?
> >
> >Best,
> >Sue
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