The tenor recorder is similar to the descant recorder in that it is in the same key with its lowest note being middle C on the piano. However it sounds one octave lower than the descant recorder.
It is a much larger instrument with greater distances between the holes than the descant and treble recorders. The lowest hole is so far away that it is controlled by use of a key. The lowest hole is so far away that it is controlled by use of a key.
Music for the tenor recorder is written at the same pitch as the sounds produced. You can play descant recorder music because it is in the same key. It is fun playing tenor recorder in parts with others playing treble and descant instruments.
|The Tenor Recorder Range|