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Staeps: Note-Patterns or Tonfiguren for Alto Recorder

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SKU UE36758


"Note Patterns" by Hans Ulrich Staeps for treble recorder provides exercises for all ages and grades to complete the chromatic tonal space.

Hans Ulrich Staeps’ “Note Patterns” has been used by recorder teachers all over the world for decades and is firmly established as part of the teaching canon. It complements his well-known book, “The Daily Lesson” and provides exercises to explore the full chromatic range of the alto recorder as well as improve techniques in rhythms and fingering combinations.

This new edition makes no unnecessary corrections to Staeps’ music or advice but uses modern graphics and printing techniques to offer an old favourite in a smart new format.


  • Oktaven / Octaves
  • Die Gabel der linken / Left hand fork
  • Akkordentfaltung / Chordal development
  • Die tiefe Lage / The low position
  • Barockfloskeln I / Baroque clichés I
  • Tonales Zentrum F / Tonal centre F
  • Wechselnoten / Changing notes
  • Durchmessung der Dreiklangsintervalle / Triadic intervals with connecting notes
  • Mollakkorde in Halbtonrückung / Minor chords with semitone shifts
  • Umspielte Sextakkorde / Sixth chords with alternating notes
  • Gezerrtes Metrum / Stretched metre
  • Tonales Zentrum Zentrum C, B und G / Tonal centres C, B flat and G
  • Sequenzen mit Wechseldominanten / Sequences with dominants of dominantes
  • Die vier Umspielungen eines Tones / The four adjoining notes
  • Sprünge über kleine und große Septimen / Leaps in minor and major sevenths
  • Alle Töne der Flöte / All notes of the recorder
  • Barockfloskeln II / Baroque clichés II
  • Tonale Zentren Es, D und As / Tonal centres E flat, D and A flat
  • Quarten / Fourths
  • Trillerfolgen / Chains of trills
  • Ansteigende Sprünge / Upward leaps
  • Wachsende Reihen / Rows with increasing numbers of notes
  • Harmonische Ketten / Harmonic chains
  • Tonale Zentren A, Des und E / Tonal centres A, D flat and E
  • Staccatoübung / Staccato exercise
  • Ungerade Tonfolgen / Uneven passages
  • Vermischte Floskeln / Mixed clichés
  • Tritonus und Triolen / Tritones and triplets
  • Trenntöne zwischen Halbtonschritten / Notes separating semitone-passages
  • Tonales Zentrum H / Tonal centre B
  • Gebundene Triolen / Slurred triplets
  • Repetierende Töne / Repeated notes
  • Akzentwechsel durch Motivverkürzung / Change of accents by shortened motives
  • Sekunden im Quartabstand / Seconds in the interval of a fourth
  • Artikulierte Fünferfolgen / Articulated five-beat passages
  • Beispiel eines Double-Satzes / Example of a movement with a double
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Martin G.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Good exercise book

I already had his daily lesson book which is good and wanted more from him. My fingers are working hard now.

Nick P.
Greece Greece
An excellent new edition

Advanced exercises in playing and understanding various patterns, exploring the full chromatic range of the alto recorder. I love the explanations in few words in almost every exercise.