Sneaky fingering tips...
Did you know you can be a little sneaky with some fingerings on the recorder? This works well if you're playing very fast passages, or passages with tricky cross fingerings.
Why don't you try one I find particularly useful and see if it helps you?
* On treble or alto recorder:
the higher G# can be played with a low G# fingering, with pinched thumb. Try this with a fast arpeggiated figure, such as E G# B G# E G# B G# etc
(this is also the case with the enharmonic equivalent, A flat)
* On descant or soprano recorder:
the above is the same with the higher D# fingering, using the lower D# fingering with a pinched thumb. Try the passage: B D# F# D# B D# F# D# etc
(this is also the case with the enharmonic equivalent, E flat)
I hope this helps!
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