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FAQ articles  
A Transporting Experience: Ideas for Carrying Your Recorders
Navigating the ARS Website
Adding Keys to Your Recorder
Baroque vs Renaissance Recorders – What’s the Difference?
Choosing A Wooden Recorder
Do I Need to Insure My Recorders?
Everything You Need to Know About Plastic Recorders
"How Do I Value My Wooden Recorder?"
Recorders for One-Handed Players
So What Does a=440Hz Mean, Anyway?
Traveling Abroad With Your Recorders

Finding your recorder community
Forming an ARS Chapter
How to Find Your Recorder Community
How to Find Fellow Recorder Players
Recorder Stories - How People Took Up Recorder
          Your Recorder Community - Online!

Finding Music
How to Use the Online ARS Music Libraries
Wonderful William Byrd - 400th Anniversary
Buy the Book: Why We Still Need Music Publishers
Finding Recorder Music Online
Gotta Have It: Sheet Music Collections Every Recorder Player Should Know, Part II (Trios, Quartets and More)
Gotta Have It: Sheet Music Collections Every Recorder Player Should Know, Part I (Solo and Duet)
Library Science, or How I Found That Music Score 
Members' Library Edition Music
NEW: Search and Download Music on the ARS Website!
The Recorder in Popular Music
Your Consort at Home: the Play-Along Library
 
Keep your recorder playing well
Caring for Your Wooden Recorder
Extreme Temperatures and your Recorder
Expert Tips for a Clogged Recorder
How do I know when my recorder needs revoicing?
Rests for Your Recorders
                     
Skill builders                     
Adding Percussion to Recorder Ensembles
Aim High: Sharpen your Soprano Skills
Become a Better Recorder Player -- Play in Public!
Conquering Performance Anxiety
Creative Ideas for Enhancing your Music Stand
Developing an Internal Sense of Rhythm
Expand Your Skills with Extended Techniques
Focus on Thumb Technique, Part 1
Focus on Thumb Technique, Part 2 
Foot Notes: Four-Foot, Eight-foot, Six-Foot Pitch Explained 
Get the Most Out of Your Workshop Experience!
Help a friend learn recorder!
How Low Can You Go? Giant Recorders
Improve Your Recorder Playing with the ARS!
Mastering Those Dreaded Sharps and Flats
A Newbie's Guide to Joining an Ensemble: Tips for Overcoming Newcomer's Anxiety
Performing in Costume: How to Look the Part
Playing an Italian Madrigal on Recorders
Playing Recorder Consort Music in Mixed Ensembles
Practicing On Your Own
Recorder Method and Technique Book Overview
Take a (Music) Stand!
The Devil's in the Details: Tuning Tips from a Pro
The Process of Tuning
The Return of Ensemble Playing: Now What?!
Transforming the Music: Rethinking Practicing
Traveling Teacher Program - Building Better Recorder Communities
Tuning up a Recorder Ensemble
Which Octave Should I Play? Clefs and Transposition
                 
Technology and recorders
A Multitrack Recording Primer
Become Your Own Consort: Recording with the Acapella App
How to Run a Chapter Zoom Meeting
How to Run Hybrid (Zoom + In-Person) Playing Sessions
Introducing the Electronic Recorder
Preparing for Your First Online Recorder Lesson
Playing Along Virtually: Tips for Better Sound
Playing Together Virtually -- How to Use JamKazam
Reading Music From a Tablet
Skype Lessons -- A Teacher's Perspective
Streaming Early Music
The Socially Distanced Recorder Player
Using Technology to Enhance your Recorder Playing
Your Consort at Home: the Play-Along Library
Your Personal Electronic Music Library: Storing and Playing Music on a Tablet


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