The Recorder is a perfect wind instrument for a child to learn. It is very helpful in gaining skills to play the flute.
Like the harmonica is a perfect starter instrument. It is the ultimate first musical experience. A challenging musical for children. It builds the foundation of the child's musical future.
It has health benefits also. Stimulates the brain which builds cognitive skills. It also helps regulate breathing. It helps the development of coordination and motor skills.
Impacts of playing the Recorder
The recorder positively impacts children social skills and social life. Music is a form of communication. It can be used as Music Therapy to those who are autistic or a sensory processing disorder. Music is a non-verbal, non-threatening medium.
Screechy, hesitant, clumsy it is hard to imagine anyone to play the instrument seriously. This educational toy is a relatively new chapter in the instruments long, storied history.Brought to the U.S. by a passionate German composer and a plethora of cheap plastic.
The recorder is very old. They have been discovered dating back at least 700 years. The recorder is a type of a flute. The English name "recorder" is kind of an oddball; in most other languages its name positions it as some sort of flute
The recorder, unlike others, the sound comes not from the vibration of any other material (like a string in a guitar or reed in a saxophone) but is the constriction of the breath. It is basically a whistler changing the path of the air by covering up holes in the recorder which changes the notes. making it an easy instrument to play. It requires a lot of concentration to keep the tone steady.
The recorder has two very distinct purposes as a teaching aid and a revival instrument. You simply blow, which gives young students a big step up in the learning of the recorder.
It is a professional instrument in its own right. People say it is easy to play but take a lifetime to master.