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    Dave P
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    Are the lessons good? Worth signing up for? I’m a total recorder noob, I don’t even remember doing it in grade school, so I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.

    Otherwise, what else would you recommend? I see the Sweet Pipes books on Amazon but they don’t seem to come with audio which I think would be a plus. And there’s multiple versions of their books and I’m not sure which one would be best to begin with.
    Thanks,
    Dave

    #1457

    Katia J
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    ASW has a good page where they talk about various method books.

    #1458

    Katia J
    Participant

    For some reason, the forum won’t let me post a link, but if you go to their site– that’s aswltd dot com– and then go to the page about “where can I find more information?” and follow the link there.

    #1463

    Richard Hureau
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    I see the Sweet Pipes books on Amazon but they don’t seem to come with audio which I think would be a plus. And there’s multiple versions of their books and I’m not sure which one would be best to begin with.
    Thanks,
    Dave

    I’m not familiar with those books, but I suspect that there are “multiple versions of their books” because one book is probably for soprano instruments and another is for alto. I think. So, please be sure to buy instruction books for the instrument you have. It is very important.

    #1467

    Katia J
    Participant

    It also looks like these have a “Book 1” and “Book 2.”

    So it looks like you’re going to want the blue one if you’re learning soprano, or the red one if learning alto.

    #1468

    Ken In Dallas
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    Sweet Pipes are the books I teach with. I only teach adults, and the problem is that they have three series that are very ‘look-alike’ but are very different. Two are for children’s Elementary School classes and teach the staff and notation as they go along. The adult books don’t teach notation, but are otherwise, I feel, excellent for someone learning without a teacher.

    Another issue is that they are inexpensive… so inexpensive that people buy and resell them online and especially on eBay at often four times their real $7- to $10 a copy price. You’ll see them on eBay and Amazon at up to $45 each – Really! I tell people to order them from Sweet Pipes, Courtly Music, or Von Huene. It’s good to support our long-term Recorder Community stores anyway.

    Match the publisher’s “SP” number to get the right books:
    SP 2313 The Sweet Pipes Recorder Book – Soprano Book 1
    SP 2365 The Sweet Pipes Recorder Book – Soprano Book 2

    SP 2318 The Sweet Pipes Recorder Book – Alto Book 1
    SP 2367 The Sweet Pipes Recorder Book – Alto Book 2

    Hey, the best of luck, and if you have any questions along the way, post’em here.

    Ken

    Sweet Pipes Alto 1 Cover Image

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