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Generally speaking, the partial opening of covered fingerholes raises the pitch of the sounding note while the partial closure of open fingerholes lowers the pitch. Marissen has demonstrated that the f and p markings probably indicated tutti and solo sections rather than loud and soft ones. Centre National de Ressources Textuelles et Lexicales.

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Some fonts show miniature glyphs of complete recorder fingering charts in TrueType format. This usage is not totally consistent. The csakan's repertoire has not yet been fully explored. The player must adjust the position of the thumb for these notes to sound stably and in tune. Starting in the s, these languages began to add qualifiers to specify this particular flute.

For this reason, the number of professional exponents of the recorder was smaller than that of other woodwinds. Historically, such recorders did not exist as a distinct type, and the fingerings given by Ganassi were those of a skilled player particularly familiar with his instruments. In modern usage, recorders not in C or F are alternatively referred to using the name of the closest instrument in C or F, followed by the lowest note. The earliest extant duct flutes date to the neolithic. As a result, chromatic fingerings are difficult, spirited away 2001 and require extensive half-holing.

Mouth and throat shapes are roughly analogous to vowels. This chart is a general guide, but by no means a definitive or complete fingering chart for the recorder, an impossible task. They each survive a single hastily written manuscript copy, each titled Con.

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While he was responsible for broadening interest in the United Kingdom beyond the small group of early music specialists, Dolmetsch was not solely responsible for the recorder's broader revival. Today, a wide variety of hardwoods are used to make recorder bodies.

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Composers such as Bach, Telemann and Vivaldi exploit this property in their concertos for the instrument. The partial opening of the thumbhole may be achieved by sliding or rolling the thumb off of the hole, or by bending the thumb at the first knuckle.

Virdung also provides the first ever fingering chart for a recorder with a range of an octave and a seventh, though he says that the bass had a range of only an octave and sixth. In the latter half of the twentieth century, historically informed performance practice was on the rise and recorder makers increasingly sought to imitate the sound and character of antiques.

The air stream alternately travels above and below the labium, exciting standing waves in the bore of the recorder, and producing sound waves that emanate away from the window. Because there is sparse documentary evidence from the earliest history of the instrument, such questions may never be resolved.

In continental Europe, the Denner family of Nuremberg were the most celebrated makers of this period. Hence, the seven notated in chiavi naturali could be considered more appropriate for recorders. Groups of different sized instruments help to compensate for the limited note range of the individual instruments.

Instruments larger than the tenor need at least one key so the player can cover all eight holes. Their range is more suitable for the performance of vocal music, rather than purely instrumental music. With the thumb hole and the first three finger holes covered, the reconstruction produces a pitch ca. Forked fingerings have a different harmonic profile from non-forked fingerings, and are generally regarded as having a weaker sound. The primary function of the thumbhole is to serve as an octaving vent.

Chinese folk flute music Flute repertory Tone hole Uakti Vertical flute. Other recorders by the Rafi family survive in Northern Europe, notably a pair in Brussels.

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The block has survived, but the labium is damaged, making the instrument unplayable. Keys are most common in recorders larger than the alto. Their sound is warm, rich in harmonics, and somewhat introverted. During the baroque period, the recorder was traditionally associated with pastoral scenes, miraculous events, funerals, marriages, and amorous scenes.

The following describes the commonalities of recorder technique across all time periods. Far more recorders survive from the Renaissance than from the Middle Ages. Many recorder players participate in large groups or in one-to-a-part chamber groups, and there is a wide variety of music for such groupings including many modern works. Articulations are roughly analogous to consonants. This allowing higher harmonics to sound at lower air pressures than by over-blowing alone, as on simple whistles.

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They are found in almost every musical tradition around the world. The player is able to control the speed and turbulence of the airstream using the diaphragm and vocal tract. To partially uncover a covered hole, the player may slide the finger off of the hole, bend or roll the finger away from the hole, gently lift the finger from the hole, or a combination of these.