Demonstrate the correct embouchure to learners.
Be aware of learners’ individual physical characteristics and make adaptations as appropriate.
Encourage learners to experiment with making different sounds on the head joint, etc. Ask them to improvise short phrases, using the sounds to portray different moods. Discuss the musical effects.
Show learners how to move between notes, maintaining a steady sound on each. Use:
Using well-known pieces, ask learners to play simple phrases by ear and from notation, maintaining a steady sound on each note.
For reed instruments, upper and lower front second teeth are required.
Teeth should not touch the mouthpiece of the recorder.
Ensure that learners do not puff out their cheeks.
Good tone is the result of correct embouchure, good breath control and good modelling.
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