Getting to the bottom of things (theme)

by Helen Hooker August. 24, 2011 5067 views

It seemed an obvious choice to use one of my recorders for today??s music theme. However, instead of photographing the whole instrument I decided to focus on the foot joint. Pretty well all recorders made since the eighteenth century have double holes at the bottom to facilitate easy playing of the bottom chromatic notes. However, in renaissance times instruments were more commonly made with a single hole on either side of the recorder. By plugging one of these holes with wax the musician could play it with the left or right hand at the top ?? a truly ambidextrous instrument!

PS In case any of you missed it, I finally posted my photos from last Friday this morning. Having taken 730 photos it took me a while to whittle them down! They can be found here [photoblog.com].

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Thomas Thompson 9 years, 8 months ago

Cool captuure

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G B 9 years, 8 months ago

interesting info and lovely shot

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Lynda 9 years, 8 months ago

a stylish shot

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Art Bee 9 years, 8 months ago

What an interesting story along with your brilliant photo!
Nicely done for the theme Helen!

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Moira 9 years, 8 months ago

Brilliant

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Paul 9 years, 8 months ago

Neat shot...at first I thought it was part of a chess set! :)

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Josy 9 years, 8 months ago

I like this "piece" we would say a part of chess set

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Karman 9 years, 8 months ago

I first thought this was a chess piece. Wonderful information you shared, learn something new everyday. :)

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