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  1. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    16 May '14 03:46 / 2 edits
    I started practicing with my recorder flute last week. I'd forgotten how much great music these simple and inexpensive insturments are capable of producing in the hands of the right player. Below are links to great recorder pieces. One day I hope to play it as good as these folks do. Wooden recorders are expensive, but the inexpensive plastic models are almost as good.

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  2. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    18 May '14 20:57 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by bill718
    I started practicing with my recorder flute last week. I'd forgotten how much great music these simple and inexpensive insturments are capable of producing in the hands of the right player. Below are links to great recorder pieces. One day I hope to play it as good as these folks do. Wooden recorders are expensive, but the inexpensive plastic models are alm ...[text shortened]... .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6X3Bg7Z8qo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgNqVCYXdTU
    What amazes me is the Irish tin whistle. I played in an Irish band in Venice Beach Calif and I had a gf, Paulette Gershon who was an expert on it. She was a bit more than that, a virtuoso. The amount of control you can do, the experts, are just mind blowing. She had a whole kit of the things, for each key, and of course a couple of recorders.

    Now she teaches at UCLA.

    Here is one such virtuoso: Mary Bergin:

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    That last tune our band played in conjunction with a song. She is one of the great ones, Mary Bergin.