During the Baroque period, appoggiaturas were ornamental quick notes played before the main note. In this video, Jody explains the difference between appoggiaturas and grace notes, the contemporary equivalent, while explaining how to achieve the best results.
Vibrato is frequently required in modern compositions. Jody explains some of the different methods for producing vibrato, as each has its own “flavor.” For more, see Michael Lynn’s Technique Tips video “Introduction to Flattement.”
The end of the recorder must be closed or slightly obstructed in order to produce some of the higher notes of the recorder, as well as to achieve some special effects. Jody gives a practical approach for covering the bell opening without hurting your teeth, gums, or lips.
The glissando is a continuous sliding sound between two notes. While easier on a string instrument or trombone, there are some tricks for producing a smooth glissando on the recorder, too. Jody gives some practical hints in gaining control of the crucial finger movements required.