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Scoppola, Ludovica
Method for Descant Recorder

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Author: Ludovica Scoppola
Publication Date: 4-28-2017
Pages: pp. 116
Size: 230x310 mm
Binding: Paperback (Soft Cover)
ISMN: 979-0-2153-2456-5
Code: DM 79


This method of instrumental practice is aimed at all those who, at any age, wish to learn to play the treble recorder, through the reading of music. During the course, step by step, the various chapters introduce the fingering for the recorder, together with the understanding of the musical symbols. The goal, at the end of the study course, is to be in a position to perform all the notes on the instrument and to be able to read music at a basic level, which is the first step in dealing with the specific technical studies and the music written for the instrument.
Each chapter, through progressive exercises, introduces a new note and new topics of music theory, in order to achieve a gradual mastery of the fingering of the instrument. The progression suggested for learning the fingering begins with the use of the five fingers of the left hand, then to proceed to the use of the right hand. Each topic is then examined closely by studying pieces from the traditional, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical repertoires. The scales are also introduced gradually, aiming to help the student master the fingering of the scales up to three sharps and three flats and relative minor scales.
The progressive difficulty found in the course of the method is measured according to the experience gained from teaching students of different ages, and can be varied and adapted to the needs of each student. The workbook at the start of each chapter can be condensed, expanded or developed in relation to different learning abilities.

Biographical Notes

Product detailsLudovica Scoppola graduated in recorder at the Scuola Civica di Musica in Milan under the guidance of Pedro Memelsdorff and she followed specialization courses with Kees Boeke and Han Tol. She graduated in oboe at the “L. Campiani” Conservatory of Music in Mantua where she specialized under Paolo Pollastri and studied baroque oboe under Paolo Grazzi.
She holds a Master’s degree in “Discipline musicali” taken at the Early Music department of the “L. Cherubini” Conservatory in Florence with a thesis on the recorder and the Italian repertoire of the seventeenth century.
She gives concerts in Italy and abroad, both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles and orchestras, with a focus on performance practice on original instruments of the Baroque repertoire as well as the twentieth century repertoire.
She has also performed with the RAI in Rome, the Accademia Nazionale e Barocca di Santa Cecilia, the Concerto Italiano, the Ensemble Musica Ricerca, the Ensemble Aliusmodum and others. She has made recordings for the RAI and also for the labels Opus 112, Tactus and Edipan.
Since 1989 she has taught on the International Courses of Early Music in Urbino and is a founding member (President 1994-2004) of the Sylvestro Ganassi School of Music of FIMA, based in Rome, where she regularly holds courses for recorder, oboe and recorder consort.
She is tutor of the wind sections, the orchestral groups and the JuniOrchestra woodwinds sections and chamber music ensembles of the Education department of the Fondazione Accademia di Santa Cecilia.
PhD holder in Experimental Pedagogy at the Università Sapienza in Rome, with a thesis on the teaching of music in Italian schools, she has taken part in national and international conferences and has published several articles in specialized magazines. She has published for Lambert Academic Publishing (Achievement in Musical Education, Teaching and Learning Music at School, 2012) and for Franco Angeli (Note di classe, 2013; Le storie dell’arte, 2017).