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Jason Cone

I’m a relative beginner, but everything I’ve read agrees with Richard’s advice to switch to baroque fingering. German fingering changes fingerings for the fourth scale degrees so they’re identical in both octaves, which is superficially simpler (i.e., for basic scales in the recorder’s “home” key). However, German fingering results in some side effects: more difficult to play in keys other than C/F, more tuning/intonation issues, and a more “breathy” tone.