Hot Cross Buns how to play the recorder

Not sure how to play from the notes below? Check out our TUTORIAL

About the song and notes for recorder

Embarking on the journey of mastering an instrument can be both exhilarating and daunting, especially for beginners. However, for those venturing into the world of music through the sweet, airy sounds of the recorder, “Hot Cross Buns” serves as the perfect starting point. This tune, deeply embedded in the English-speaking world’s cultural fabric, is more than just a melody; it is a bridge connecting novices to the rich history and simplicity of music. Composed in the 18th century, this nursery rhyme and street cry used by vendors in the United Kingdom has transcended its initial purpose, teaching generations of children and beginners the foundational steps of music through its simple, yet captivating melody and rhythm.

“Hot Cross Buns” is not only an excellent choice for those learning to play the recorder with picture notation for recorder; it is a cultural artifact, embodying the tradition of celebrating Good Friday in the Christian calendar. The lyrics, “Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One a penny, two a penny, Hot cross buns!” evoke images of a bygone era, making it a fascinating study for both children and adults alike. This song, featured in our easy recorder songbook, utilizes picture notes sheet music, making it accessible for recorder book for beginners, recorder book for kids, and even as a recorder learning book for adults. Whether you are flipping through a recorder music book for beginners or practicing with a recorder practice book, “Hot Cross Buns” offers a delightful and educational experience, inviting players of all ages to partake in a musical journey that is as instructive as it is enjoyable.

Hot Cross Bunsnotes for flute
photo of books

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *