Basic Recorder Lessons by Ralph W Zeitlin, for soprano or tenor, for group or individual instruction. Omnibus edition. Here is an exceptionally clear and easy modular approach to playing the recorder and understanding music. Basic Recorder Lessons is designed to be used either in a student/teacher situation or by students on their own. Every aspect of learning to play includes the complete range of notes, tone production, practicing techniques, approaching a new piece musically, and more.