On-line Resources


The world of the internet offers many wonderful sites pertaining to the recorder:

1. Nicholas S. Lander's Recorder Home Page is the most comprehensive web site for articles, catalogues, databases and bibliographies concerning aspects of the recorder worldwide. An ideal springboard for players, students, teachers, makers and researchers alike.

2. Blockis Recorder Fingerings is the best and most completer source for recorder fingerings available including English fingerings, German fingerings, Ganassi fingerings, Renaissance fingerings,Trill fingerings as well fingerings by recorder makers . This includes the fingerings for all sizes of recorders and variations, as well as diatonic scales, chromatic fingerings, multiple alternative fingerings, and trill fingerings, and is available in 16 languages.
 

3. Beautiful Recorder - "Because the recorder is an instrument too"- this site offers a number of free high quality Mp3 tracks to listen to, become inspired, and to play along with the recorder. http://recorderlove.tumblr.com/

4. Recorders 'n Enthusiasts - "For those who play the recorder or who care about its music." This Facebook page is an active site for news and recorder playing files and sheet music- https://www.facebook.com/groups/100209076716721/

5. Recorder Ning Group; A network for Recorder Players and lovers of Recorder Music.http://recorders.ning.com/

6. The ARS Facebook Page is a wealth of shared music, comments, and questions, and dialog about the world of recorders

7. List of Free Sheet Music on the Internet, compiled by Susan Mason of the Orange County Recorder Society and published here with her permission.

8. There are many resources that to a large degree complement each other: The ARS considers that the optimal way to learn the recorder is from a series of lessons with a qualified teacher. (Note that many teachers will provide lessons by Skype.) Here is a Directory of Teachers available. However, other resources can be useful if lessons from a teacher are not possible.

9. Learn Recorder with on-line lessons for beginning/intermediate players. It runs on an iPad, PC or Mac, with scores and audio players for each music sample. Created by ARS member Tony Eyers.  

10. Free recorder course material for teachers (non-commercial use only): http://www.classroomrecorder.com