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» Has Played Flute For A Long Time But Did Not Know How To, how to play tones of a higher pitch

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I could not find a forum & topic more active & appropriate. The instrument I am speaking of is a Yamaha-Recorder Japan 44 & 21 models.

Let me explain my question please. I grew up in a Village so I was not sure that there are NOTES for recorders which one has to learn to play the Flute.

Over the years I have been practicing and I have to say I have learned a lot since just Recently,

I always thought flute had a very little range of tones in it, believing that leaving all holes open produces the highest pitch, and closing all would produce the lowest pitch sound. Until recently I heard this simple melody on YouTube "you raise me up on a Recorder" & I was like this is so easy! I should learn this! & THEN I noticed...i could not play the high pitch notes at all....

I cannot read notes because I learned how it sounds like all by myself and now I play songs with just my instincts...I want someone to tell me how to play tones with a pitch higher than the tone that is produced when all holes are left open..

Thank you so much..



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Not sure whether you are asking about the extended scale on the recorder, which is played by slightly opening the thumb hole on the back and blowing a bit harder, of if you are asking about fingering the Native American Flute. If it's the flute, go here:

http://www.flutetree.com/songbook/scales/Extended.html

Note that there is a drop-down list at the top of the page because different flute makers have slightly different hole patterns for the high notes.

Hope this helps!

Phoebe


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QUOTE(Phoebe3 @ Apr 9 2012, 05:27 AM) *
"Not sure whether you are asking about the extended scale on the recorder, which is played by slightly opening the thumb hole on the back and blowing a bit harder,"


Thank you so much! I think that's it haha..this is really exciting...really lessons can teach u a lot more than what one can learn by themselves...i feel like an amateur right now..

so its called the Extended Scale? please give me some terminologies so I can search for it on the internet..

once again thanks a million..it was always hard for people to understand what I was asking them lol..this has been a relief...really a magic trick I would never have learnt by myself


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Here is a Recorder fingering chart. The top dot is the thumb hole, the lines represent the joints between the sections of the recorder. Good luck!

http://www.dolmetsch.com/efingeringchart.pdf

And this chart is nore interactive and lets you pick the type of recorder and key:

http://www.recorder-fingerings.com/en/index.php

Happy playing,
Phoebe


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