If you'd love to learn how to play happy birthday on the recorder, watch this video. I've recorded this especially for www.great-happy-bithday-ideas.com, so you won't find it any where else.
The tutorial shows you step by step, which notes you need to know and how to play them. I then show you how to play the complete song on the recorder!
I do assume that you can basically play the recorder and know how to 'tounge' the notes. But even if you don't this should still help you learn.
You can view the lesson in full screen by clicking on the full screen icon in the video task bar, and you can pause it any time just by clicking on the video.
This video teaches you how to play happy birthday on the recorder in the key of G. Here are the notes for those who've asked for them, and I've also added them to the video. I hope this helps!
Ha-ppy Birth-day to You D D E D A F#
Ha-ppy Birth-day to You D D E D A G
Ha-ppy Birth-day Dear [Name] D D (top)D B G F# E
Ha ppy Birth-day to You C C B G A G
Ideally I would have done the video much slower, or repeated the last section a few times, but it's got that many views now that I can't edit it - sorry!
Some of you also stated that the C is wrong, well it sounds Ok to me and that's the way we learnt it at school.
You can view the lesson in full screen by clicking on the full screen icon in the video task bar, and you can pause it any time.
So there you have it, congratulations, you have just the learnt happy birthday song on the recorder! If you'd like to down load the free sheet music click here.
If you haven't quite got the hang of it, don't worry, book mark this page and come back later, you can watch the video and practise as many times as you like. Before you know it you'll sound like a pro, well better than me at least!
If you'd like to learn on any other instrument, let me know and I'll see what I can do!