Eagle 'Solar' Recorder by Ardiana Breukink
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- Alto (Treble) Recorder
- Modern Pitch
- Key Work
- Triple Key (E-foot)
Eagle 'Solar' Recorder developed by Adriana Breukink, Geri Bollinger and Küng. Modern Alto Recorder with E-foot and register key at a=443.
On the Eagle you can play any style where a strong, dynamic and flexible recorder would add to depth to the music. It’s also possible to play elegantly and softly, because the voicing is very fine. The power comes from the strong basis in the tone and not from the harmonics in the 2nd and 3rd register. This ensures that the Eagle still has an authentic, round and full recorder sound. The low register is as strong as the high register so that you can make beautiful musical lines over the whole range of the instrument. This solves the usual problem of losing volume in the low register, without the instrument being too loud in the high register.
The Eagle was enlarged with an extension to E, which makes the range 2 octaves and a 6th ( e’- c’’’). The high register plays easily due to addition of the octave key.
The latest development is a new metal labium which makes the sound even stronger and more suitable for playing together with modern instruments.
This is the 'Solar' model, ideal for players with 'exhaler' breathing. The 'Lunar' model is for players with 'inhaler' breathing.
The following characteristics can help distinguish which breathing type you are:
Like to move a lot whilst playing but the instument remains static (they move around the recorder).
Fingers straight on the recorder, preferably with the tips over the openings.
Relaxed fingering with active opening and passive closing of the holes.
Play with a lot of lip tension.
The air moves more slowly.
Cheeks are puffed.
Playing seated - prefer (actually!) to rest lazily against the back of the chair so that they have more breathing support in their sides.
Playing while standing - often the right leg forward and leaning on their heels
Play statically but move the instrument (they “play” with the recorder).
Prefer fingers slanted on the recorder, wrists turned inwards.
Hammer more with their fingertips and close the openings actively.
Play with loose lips.
Air moves faster.
Cheeks more tensed/taut.
Playing seated - prefer to be upright without a backrest so that they can use their flank muscles properly.
Playing while standing - often the left leg forward and leaning on the fore foot.