First published in 1982, Jean-Claude Veilhan (born in 1940) compiled this enlightening compilation, I Learn The Recorder following his studies of woodwind at the Regional Conservatory of Versailles and a prominent career as a professional Recorder and Clarinet player.
As a prominent Recorder player himself, Veilhan has performed much of the the repertoire for the instrument, and therefore is well acquainted with its workings. I Learn The Recorder encompasses basic theory elements, including note values and names, as well as helpful, labelled diagrams demonstrating fingerings and showing the beginner how to hold the instrument. This Veilhan book also includes many exercises to aid progression. I Learn The Recorder is essential to beginners of the instrument.