Stated Volume 2. Basic technique as it applies to mastering the recorder. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on technique, but in order that the technique may be used for musical expression immediately, most of the book consists of music; technical exercises are kept to a minimum. Volume I of this book covered the low register of the recorder. This volume extends the range of notes up to the third octave D, the highest note commonly written for the soprano recorder. Particular stress is placed on the independent action of the left thumb, the recorder’s “octave key”, in order to develop fluency in changing registers and control over the highest notes. The book is divided into 15 main sections where a new point of technique is introduced and exercises and practice pieces are given. Some photographs are shown.