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The Recorder Guide: An Instruction Guide Record

Martha Bixler and Eric Leber
The Recorder Guide: An Instruction Guide Record

The recorder, a type of wooden flute, seems to date from the 1400s. Played during the Middle Ages, its use declined in the 18th century but enjoyed a revival around the turn of the turn of the 20th century, with interest in so-called early music. In this album, adapted from the instructional book The Recorder Guide by Johanna E. Kulbach and Arthur Nitka, musicians Martha Bixler and Eric Leber demonstrate the playing of the descant (soprano) and treble (alto) recorders. Bixler and Leber augment the instructional material with musical examples drawn from German, French, English, and American sources. Detailed instructions in the playing of the recorder are included in the liner notes.

Track Listing

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Soprano Lesson 1 Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 1:46
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Soprano Lesson 1 Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 2:06
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Soprano Lesson 1 Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 2:14
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Indian Lullaby - Soprano Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 0:44
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Soprano Lesson 2 Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 1:56
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A Paris - Soprano Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 2:09
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Soprano Lesson 3 Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 1:48
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Soprano Exercise Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 2:06
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Alto Lesson 1 Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 2:14
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Alto Lesson 1 Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 0:44
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Alto Lesson 1 Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 1:51
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Indian Lullaby - Alto Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 2:05
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Alto Lesson 2 Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 1:20
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A Paris - Alto Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 1:04
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Alto Lesson 3 Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 0:48
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Alto Exercise Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 0:50
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Duets for Soprano and Alto - First Duet, Theme and Variation Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 0:48
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Duets for Soprano and Alto -Waltz, Swinging, Juba Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 0:38
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Duets for Soprano and Alto - Silent, Silent/X-mas Song Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 0:50
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Duets for Soprano and Alto - Sleep, Baby, Sleep Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 1:08
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Duets for Soprano and Alto -Theme and Variations Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 1:25
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Duets for Soprano and Alto -Sheperd's Hey Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 1:54
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Lesson 4 Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 1:50
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Excercise Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 0:21
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German's Children's Song / Swapping song Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 0:32
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Slavonic Tune Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 1:02
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Folk Dance Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 1:24
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Spring Dance Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 1:10
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Lesson 5 Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 1:20
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French Dance Tune Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 1:06
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Pretty Saro Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 0:56
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When Johnny Comes Marching Home Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 1:33
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May Song Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 1:38
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Lesson 6 Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 0:30
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The Touchstone / The Tailor and the Mouse Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 1:51
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Theme and Variations in 6/8 Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 0:45
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Father Grumble/ The Old Mole Martha Bixler and Eric Leber 0:32

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