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Keep your recorder playing well
                      How do I know when my recorder needs revoicing?
                      Extreme Temperatures and your Recorder
                      Expert Tips for a Clogged Recorder
                      Caring for Your Wooden Recorder
                      Rests for Your Recorders
FAQ articles  
                     Everything You Need to Know About Plastic Recorders
                      So What Does a=440Hz Mean, Anyway?
                      Baroque vs Renaissance Recorders – What’s the Difference?
                      Choosing A Wooden Recorder
                      "How Do I Value My Wooden Recorder?"
                      Do I Need to Insure My Recorders?
                      Traveling Abroad With Your Recorders
                      Recorders for One-Handed Players
                      Adding Keys to Your Recorder

Skill builders 
                      A Focus on Thumb Technique
Practicing On Your Own
Developing an Internal Sense of Rhythm
                      Tuning up a Recorder Ensemble
                      How Low Can You Go? Giant Recorders
                      The Return of Ensemble Playing: Now What?!
                      Help a friend learn recorder!
                      Conquering Performance Anxiety
                      Aim High: Sharpen your Soprano Skills
                      Transforming the Music: Rethinking Practicing
                      Improve Your Recorder Playing with the ARS!
                      Become a Better Recorder Player -- Play in Public!
                      The Devil's in the Details: Tuning Tips from a Pro
                      A Newbie's Guide to Joining an Ensemble: Tips for Overcoming Newcomer's Anxiety
                      Get the Most Out of Your Workshop Experience!
                      Adding Percussion to Recorder Ensembles
                      Recorder Method and Technique Book Overview
                      The Process of Tuning
                      Creative Ideas for Enhancing your Music Stand
                      Which Octave Should I Play? Clefs and Transposition
                      Playing an Italian Madrigal on Recorders
                      Foot Notes: Four-Foot, Eight-foot, Six-Foot Pitch Explained 
                      Performing in Costume: How to Look the Part
                      Traveling Teacher Program - Building Better Recorder Communities
Finding your recorder community
                      Your Recorder Community - Online!
                      How to Find Your Recorder Community
                      Forming an ARS Chapter
                      How to Find Fellow Recorder Players
                      Recorder Stories - How People Took Up Recorder
Finding Music
                      Your Consort at Home: the Play-Along Library
                      The Recorder in Popular Music
                      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)
                      Buy the Book: Why We Still Need Music Publishers
                      Members' Library Edition Music
                      Library Science, or How I Found That Music Score 
                      NEW: Search and Download Music on the ARS Website!
                      Finding Recorder Music Online

Technology and recorders
                      Playing Along Virtually: Tips for Better Sound
                      How to Run Hybrid (Zoom + In-Person) Playing Sessions
                      Your Consort at Home: the Play-Along Library
                      Playing Together Virtually -- How to Use JamKazam
                      Become Your Own Consort: Recording with the Acapella App
                      Using Technology to Enhance your Recorder Playing
                      Skype Lessons -- A Teacher's Perspective
                      How to Run a Chapter Zoom Meeting
                      Streaming Early Music
                      The Socially Distanced Recorder Player
                      Preparing for Your First Online Recorder Lesson
                      A Multitrack Recording Primer
                      Your Personal Electronic Music Library: Storing and Playing Music on a Tablet

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