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 newbie question
Author: recordernewbie 
Date:   2006-07-30 01:58

Hello- I am new to music and I have just started teaching myself to play the recorder, and I have a few questions about the fingering chart.

1- I notice the fingering chart I have shows F, then just below it, E. There is no f flat on the chart. Why not?

2- Also, on the fingering chart, g flat is in paratheses. No other note on the chart is. Why?

Thanks in advance for your help.

The book I am using is: "Enjoy Your Recorder. The Trapp Family Singers' New complete method of Instruction for the Recorder."

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 Re: newbie question
Author: Dee 
Date:   2006-07-31 22:07

The F flat is the same as E. That is why there is none on the chart. If you look at a keyboard, you will notice that there is no black key between the F and the E. So F flat is the same as E. And E sharp is the same as F.

I don't know why they chose to put the G flat in parentheses. Perhaps because one seldom sees a G flat in music. You are more likely to see and F sharp. These are the same note.

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