The Recorder is a flute-like musical instrument. It's made of wood or plastic and has holes for seven fingers and one for the thumb. It belongs to the woodwind family because blowing into the body produces a sound. But anyone can blow air into an instrument - the skill is learning to make notes with those magic fingers!
In many schools in Dubai, learning to play the recorder for music class is a required part of the curriculum. Even though you may want to jump head-first into learning the guitar or piano, learning the recorder can be a major help before you move on to bigger and better instruments.
When you're starting out, your fingers will probably feel clumsy and awkward because you're bending and holding them in a way that they aren't used to. With practice, it'll start to feel natural and your fingers will do what you want them to. You'll also get used to how much pressure you need to apply with your fingers to make a clear note and not one that sounds like a squeaky hinge. While learning to play the recorder, you'll have to learn how to read sheet music too. This is a great skill that can be used with any instrument.
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