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Building a Musical Instrument November 5, 2009

Filed under: Music,Musical instruments,Recorders — Janet @ 10:42 pm

Here is a link to a recent news item from William & Mary College in Williamsburg Virginia.  A student took on the challenge of building a contrabass recorder.

Recorder family  a family of recorders – the contrabass is to the right

Contrabass built by Evan Callaway at William and Mary  On the right, Evan Callaway and his Contrabass Recorder

miscellaneous Ian 009  my bass recorder – seems rather large but nothing compared with the contrabass

Recorder concert 002  the alto (treble) recorder is smaller again


2 Responses to “Building a Musical Instrument”

  1. Joanna Says:

    I had a bass but it got burgeled. Can you believe it? It made me essential sometimes. Now I haven’t played the recorder for years. I don’t even remember the fingering. I need to get it out. Alto is my favorite. I have a tenor as well, but always had trouble with the bottom notes

  2. Bettina Says:

    I think the contrabass is only useable for tall people:))

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