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How to play a song on the recorder

“Amazing Grace” is a song that resonates deeply within many cultures and spans across generations, making it a timeless piece to learn on the recorder. Composed in the late 18th century by John Newton, a former slave trader who found solace and redemption in his faith, “Amazing Grace” has been a source of inspiration and comfort for millions around the world. Its lyrics speak of forgiveness and redemption, themes that are as relevant today as they were centuries ago. This hymn, with its simple yet profound melody, is an excellent choice for those beginning their musical journey with the recorder. The song’s structure and the emotive power behind its lyrics make it not only an educational piece but also a deeply moving one to play.

For those venturing into the world of music through the recorder, “Amazing Grace” offers an accessible entry point. With the use of picture notation for recorder, as highlighted in our recorder songbook with pictures, learners of all ages can start playing this evocative melody almost immediately. This approach, tailored specifically for the recorder book for beginners and included in our comprehensive recorder songbook for kids and adults alike, allows for an intuitive learning process. By covering the relevant holes shown in pictures, players can bring the hauntingly beautiful tune of “Amazing Grace” to life. This method, ideal for those new to music, emphasizes the joy of playing over the technicalities of traditional note reading, making it a perfect piece to start with in your musical journey. Whether you’re a young student or an adult exploring music for the first time, “Amazing Grace” offers not just a lesson in recorder playing, but a soulful experience that connects you to a rich historical and emotional tapestry.

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Some of the notes on our website contain the full version of the song, and some are excerpts, or for example the very beginning, chorus or verse, etc. Full versions of all the notes can be found in our books and e-books: SHOP.

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