Subject: RE: [RECL]Transposition question

From: Sarah Amrein
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2010 08:31:36 -0500

I'm with you Martha - so much time and so little to do, strike that, =
reverse it!
I have been working with Alto recorders this year with my Recorder =
Choir and I just write in the fingerings as if it was the soprano even =
though the note is different. Since it is in an extra curricular, I am =
looking for immediate success! and we have had a great time. We =
perform in a few weeks and I hope we are ready!!!
Sarah Amrein Illinois

-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of M Stanley
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 7:28 PM
To: Recorder_Classroom
Subject: Re: [RECL]Transposition question

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

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

> 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 =
> 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 =
> time to make music than to learn a separate set of fingerings. I only =
> them one day a week and if they miss that time for what ever reason, I =
> get to see them at all. 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 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 =
> give
> these instruments to motivated kids who have mastered the basics on =
> and
> it's amazing how quickly they learn to do it. If they become serious =
> 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 =
> the other woodwinds? 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' =
So if
> >everyone can read in C then you can decide which parts to play on =
> >instrument. There's some music that is very low in the soprano range =
> it
> >might sound better alto up. Choral music is always in C and since we =
> 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 =
> modern
> >players unable to do this simple thing?
> >
> >Best,
> >Sue
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