How To Read Music

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Module 2: Why the Recorder? logo for website

The Perfect Instrument for Learning to Read Music

Unlike a keyboard with 100’s of sounds, a recorder doesn’t have many bells and whistles to distract you. It is the perfect tool for learning how to read music. logo for website

Assemble the Recorder

Learn how the pieces fit, how to line up the holes, where the left hand and right hand are positioned and how to blow into the recorder. logo for website

Recorder Hand Positions

This module helps you hold the recorder correctly, how it rests on your fingers, and the correct angle for the instrument for making a good sound. logo for website

Your First Sound

Here is where we focus on the correct position of the mouthpiece on your lower lip, and how the teeth are involved in developing your embouchure.

how to read music-see it, say it, play it by Paul Babelay
Paul Babelay - author of How To Read Music: See it, Say it, Play it.

Paul Babelay


(aka “The Vibe Guy”) is an American vibraphonist, percussionist, drummer and composer.  Ray Hair, President of the American Federation of Musicians says, “I would categorize his musicianship and performance ability to rate among the top five (5) percent of all professional musicians throughout the United States and Canada”.