In this Music & Instruments video tutorial you are going to learn how to hold a recorder properly with Mrs. Hill. The bottom part of the recorder has one thumb hole at the back and seven holes on the front side. The thumb of the left hand goes on the thumb hole and the top three fingers of the left hand go on the top three holes on front side of the recorder. The other four holes are covered by the four fingers of the right hand and the right thumb goes behind the recorder. The fingers should be curved over the holes. When you are playing, make sure your fingertips are covering the holes completely. If you are not using a finger, hold it above the hole. And you hold the recorder at a 45 degree angle.