Christmas soprano recorder sheet music

Free soprano recorder scores

Here I have collected my Holiday melodies for soprano recorder. The melodies are free to download and print out in PDF format.

Soprano recorder scores (PDF)

What do I look for when I buy a recorder?

"I think the best bet for a new player is to begin (on soprano or alto) with a top-of-the-line "wood grain" plastic recorder made by Yamaha, Zen-on, or Aulos. Once a player has enough experience to know that they really like playing recorder, I suggest moving on to a high-quality production-line model. If a player is very enthusiastic and committed as a recorder player and is willing to spend more, the next step is a hand-made recorder based on historical instruments." Read more at americanrecorder.org

Recorder Basics

Now it’s time for the soprano recorder! Learn how to breathe, hold the recorder, and play notes between low C and high D for simple melodies, such as “Hot Cross Buns” and “Au Claire de la lune.” Read more at westmichigansymphony.org (PDF)

Why learn to play recorder?

Recorders have a limited range so it works well to play in a group or consort that includes the main members of the recorder family. Recorders are either C instruments or F instruments, depending on what is the lowest note on the recorder. Soprano and tenor recorders are C instruments with the tenor sounding an octave lower. Sopranino, alto, and bass recorders are F instruments. Sopranino is smaller and therefore higher than a soprano recorder. Alto is an octave lower than sopranino; and bass is an octave lower than alto. Read more at ninenote.com