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This is a Recorder Resource Web site.
Welcome to our web site. Music88
is an independent web site for recorder information. This web
site is dedicated to people who would like to learn this musical instrument
or are seeking for more information about recorders and related resources.
We aim to promote the learning of recorder
as a versatile musical instrument suitable for everybody, not just children.
More about Music88
How did the web site get its name?
was formed in January, 2002. A general name that is easy to remember
was chosen for the site. We picked the word "Music"
because it is a word most people can spell and it relates well to what
the web site is about. Then we chose the number "88"
because the piano keyboard has 88 keys!
Also "88" looks like the Chinese character
"xi" put together, which means double happiness. Listening to good music
brings happiness and to be able to play a musical instrument doubles that
joy! TM - also refers
to Teaching Materials and Teaching Methods which this web site has put
We believe some of you may have come to
this web site by chance, but we hope that as you leave, you have learnt
something valuable and may even consider taking up a musical instrument
some time in your life. A person who reads music and plays a musical instrument
unlocks another dimension of communication. One that transcends the barrier
of language, culture, geography and time!
About The Webmaster
am music teacher, graphic designer, browser cum webdeveloper. I've taught in International
Schools and lived in Hong Kong for more than 12 years after spending 8 years
teaching in Singapore. I play recorders too! I play the sopranino, soprano,
alto and tenor. Bass recorder is simply too big for me to handle. I play
the piano and also took up violin. Music is an important part of my life.
to children is what I like very much! While a majority of children enjoy
learning recorders, some have a definite dislike for it. This had led me
to search for better teaching methods and better resources to support my
lessons. What I found is that childrens' attitude towards this musical
instrument change tremendously when they understand that the instrument
they are learning is capable of producing very beautiful music and has
got a glorious history. They begin to take their lessons seriously - for
they knew that if they learn their soprano and sopranino recorders well,
they might be able to take up the altos and tenors in the future.
have inspired me to share this knowledge about recorders with others and
I hope that you too will benefit from the contents on this web site.
If you have any questions regarding this web site, please forward your
inquiries to the WEBMASTER