Hi, I'm new here. I've just started learning the Recorder but already play other woodwind instruments. I have both a treble and descant recorder which I inherited. I also found quite an old recorder instruction book which deals mostly with the descant but has a small section on the treble at the end. In the book it says that when learning the treble, one of the main challenges is associating familiar fingerings with another set of note names. So the first hole and thumb would be E on the treble instead of B, and so on. My question is how up to date is this method? The book seems to have been written in 1969. Wouldn't it be simpler to just learn all the fingerings as the same notes but just have the music written in a different key, like it is done for a tenor and alto saxophone? For saxophones, one is in Bb and the other is in Eb, but the notes are exactly the same. You just transpose the music into a different key to match with concert pitch but only learn one set of fingering. If this method isn't used, then what is the reason for associating new note names to familiar fingering for the Recorder? That seems more complicated and more to remember. Could someone please explain? Thanks.