Frances Blaker: Opening Measures

ARS is pleased to announce that Frances Blaker’s new book: Opening Measures –A Compendium of Practice Techniques is now available for purchase This new book is a collection of the 42 articles that Frances wrote for the American Recorder magazine over 20 years under the column Opening Measures.

“It is a gathering of topics, some about techniques specific to the recorder, others concerning various musical skills that are pertinent to musicians of all sorts. My goal with these articles is to help recorder players of all levels to move forward in their own playing.”
—Frances Blaker

150 pages including 10 chapters, plastic comb binding to lay flat and large type for easy reading.

Click HERE for a preview of the Introduction and the Table of Contents

Price: $25.00 plus $6.00 S/H for USA delivery (USPS) – $31.00 total
For Canadian or International delivery please call the ARS Office at
314-966-4082 or contact by email at: director

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The Sacramento Recorder Society June Newsletter

Dear Early Music friends,
Here’s the latest SRS newsletter. We will be taking our usual summer break. I’ll email everyone a reminder about the August play-in. We’ll resume the regular newsletters with the September edition. Have a great summer!
Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

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Welcome

The Sacramento Recorder Society is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization.  It is a chapter of the American Recorder Society and an affiliate of the San Francisco Early Music Society. We welcome recorder players of all ages and abilities as well as players of other early music instruments such as lutes, viols, sackbuts, shawms, curtals, krummhorns, and percussion.  When it is safe to meet in  person again, we will meet monthly September through June, from 6:45-9:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, at the Friends Meeting House, 890 57th St., between H and J. For now, our meetings are online.

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Most of our meetings are conducted by a professional early music specialist who teaches recorder technique and relevant music history and theory while exploring music of many eras. The Sacramento Recorder Society is an education organization, not a performing group, but many of our members belong to smaller consorts that do perform.

Please feel free to visit a few of our meetings. To join the Sacramento Recorder Society, please fill out our membership form and send it to the address on the : 2020-2021 Membership Application. Continue reading “Welcome”