||What are the costs?
|Members ||Free |
|Non members ||£4|
|SRP members from another branch ||£2|
|Join this branch ||£38 p.a. This includes
membership of the national SRP and a subscription to their quarterly magazine 'The Recorder'.|
||I'm a beginner - can I come?
|You should at least be able to finger and name all the notes within a
range of about an octave and a half including sharps and flats. Also a basic ability to read
musical notation and translate it into action. However, great speed is not required. Even if
you can only manage to play one note in each bar, that would be perfectly acceptable, and you
will be amazed how quickly your reading skills will improve. Also, if you contact us ahead of
time, and let us know your level of experience, we can make sure to include some easier pieces
in the session.
As a guide to the recommended minimum ability, have a look at this piece
(O Magnum Mysterium by William Byrd).
If you can play along with this recording of the computer playing
the piece, then you will fit in just fine. Note: Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
||I haven't got a recorder yet. What size should I buy?
|If possible, start with a treble recorder. Children usually start with a
descant recorder, as these are more suitable for small hands and are cheaper, but descants are
rather shrill and penetrating and so we usually only need two or three in the group at any one time.