6. Blue Belt

"Yankee Doodle"

Practice this song at home:

Practice this song on your recorder. When you're ready, play it during or after class to earn your blue belt. Take your time and practice slowly. Use the track to keep your tempo steady.


  • Cover the F#, E and D notes with the pads of your fingers
  • If you squeak, you're either blowing too hard or leaking air from one of your fingers

New Note: High C

A high "C" is played by covering your left thumb and middle finger holes. Even though you're not using your right hand to press down, support the recorder using your right thumb. Look at the fingering chart to the right:

Watch the video if you need extra help. Print the PDF if you want a paper copy:

Blue Belt - Yankee Doodle PDF.pdf