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Angel 101 1-Piece Soprano Recorder w/Baroque-English Fingering

Brand: Angel

$2.95

MSRP: $4.20

Item: #400215
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This is a good, one piece recorder for the budget conscious educator or parent.  As an educator, a one piece unit meant my students weren’t playing around with the foot or head joint as with two or three piece recorders.  I liked this as then I knew they were focusing on the job at hand, learning how to read music and to play the only real instrument they might ever own.  -Judy

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The 101 Soprano Recorder by Angel features a one-piece black body, ivory mouthpiece, Baroque-English fingering, and double holes for C, C#, D and D#. The Angel 101 includes a carrying bag with fold over top, cleaning rod, and fingering chart.

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55.0 (based on 2 customer reviews)

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Why did you choose this?
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I teach K-4 general music. These are the brand of recorders my third and fourth graders use for instruction.
Stejha M on Dec 9, 2013
Good product at a great price!
Braun R on Sep 19, 2013
I teach at a school with a high poverty level. These are a great price for my students to purchase to have for their own.
Sunset S on Nov 22, 2013
Fast delivery, easy to use; no-fuss instructional instrument at a good price. Used for over 20 years with university elementary ed majors.
Charles B on Sep 19, 2013
How good is the tone?
How well do they hold up?
Does the white top tend to come off?
Britain S on Mar 1, 2013
Best Answer: I've been teaching with these recorders for about 7 years now. The tone is decent. It's not quite Yamaha level, but it's close. It's worlds better than most other recorders in its price range. I find the 1-piece less distracting to students.

If you're playing it once in a while, you could probably get 4-5 years out of it. If you're playing every day, or even every week, then I would say 2 years tops. It's easy to tell when it's time to replace it. It gets clogged easily. Once I had one that started to smell awful after a while, and cleaning it was not successful! (I've heard a rumor that some plastic recorders can be put in a dishwasher, but I've never tried.)

I've had some recorders dropped on the floor over the years, and if it does break, it's more often cracked at the bottom than near the mouthpiece area. Either way, I just scotch-taped the pieces together, and it still sounded fine.

I like these recorders, and I'll continue teaching with them. (I have the students take out the cleaning rod and fingering chart and toss them. We don't use the rod, and I have a fingering chart that I prefer.) The Yamaha's are starting to get cheaper, so I might change over eventually, but for now, these are perfect for my classes.
Reply · Report · Tzipora W on Mar 1, 2013
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when does the recorder get shiped to me?
A shopper on Sep 27, 2013
Best Answer: Please contact us at service@westmusic.com with any questions regarding your order.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Sep 30, 2013
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Does this recorder have one or two holes on the bottom?
Sandy M on Sep 27, 2013
Best Answer: he bottom two holes, each have double holes.
Reply · Report · Lori Y on Jan 15, 2015
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I noticed that the cleaning rod is not long enough to reach to the top of the recorder, on the inside. Plus, the hole in the bottom of the recorder is very small, and difficult to fit a cloth in. How do you actually get them clean inside? Also, can they be sanitized in a bucket of 1:10 diluted bleach-water, or will that harm the plastic?
Debra L on Jan 13, 2015
Best Answer: The cloth used needs to be very small. I recommend my students use a small piece a thin towel or thin sock. However, they dry quickly when the weather is dry. Usually my students do not bother to clean them. When I clean them between uses, I put them in my dishwasher with hot water and the dryer. I have not problems with them being damaged while cleaning.
Reply · Report · Lori Y on Jan 15, 2015
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do they work well?
A shopper on Nov 12, 2014
Best Answer: They work ok but they break easily. Basically you get what you pay for as they always say.
Reply · Report · Stacie C on Nov 13, 2014
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Question?
I am a beginner, and I want a beautiful sounding recorder (possibly classic) that I will find satisfactory once i know how to play.If you can let me know if this is good that would be greatly appreciated, and if not, if you suggest a more suitable type/brand/anything, it would be great! Thank you so much
A shopper on Jan 21, 2014
Best Answer: this recorder is 2,50 for a reason...I buy them for my elementary music classes because they're the cheapest, it gets the job done! if you're looking just for yourself, invest in one a little bit better.
Reply · Report · BRYAN M on Jan 23, 2014
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Hello I'm looking for the altos ones do you have them
???
A shopper on Apr 15, 2015
Best Answer: We do not carry alto Angel recorders at this time.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Apr 15, 2015
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how do i clean an angel recorder?
Georgina D on Jan 4, 2015
Best Answer: The recorder comes with a cleaning rod which you can use with a cloth to clean the inside of the recorder.

We also carry disinfectant for the mouthpiece which either comes in a concentrate or spray:
http://www.westmusic.com/p/sterisol-germicide-concentrate-8-oz-451428
http://www.westmusic.com/p/mi-t-mist-rt55-disinfectant-spray-8oz-450186
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Jan 6, 2015
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Are you able to tune this recorder even though it is one piece?
A shopper on Nov 3, 2014
Best Answer: This instrument cannot be tuned.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Nov 5, 2014
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What is the purpose of the stick ?
Tanya M on Oct 27, 2014
Best Answer: The stick that comes with the recorder is a cleaning rod. It can be used with a piece of cloth to clean the inside of the instrument.
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Oct 27, 2014
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how long for shipping?
A shopper on Apr 14, 2014
Best Answer: Approximate shipping times are listed under the shipping FAQs.
http://www.westmusic.com/faqs.htm
Reply · Report · Mark JStaff on Apr 21, 2014
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What are all the letter notes?
A shopper on Apr 5, 2013
Best Answer: Lowest note is C (reading middle C on staff, but sounding an octave higher) and can go up two octaves, including accidentals
Reply · Report · Amy LStaff on Apr 5, 2013
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How long does it take to get my recorder if I do shipping?
A shopper on May 8, 2012
Best Answer: Shipping time varies depending on where you live. UPS guarantees 7-10 days for any of the contiguous 48 states, but it is usually quicker than that. We ship from Iowa, so the closer you are to Iowa, the shorter the shipping time.
Reply · Report · Amy LStaff on May 9, 2012
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how good does it play?
A shopper on Jun 11, 2015
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Is no one concerned that you can't take the head off to clean this?
A shopper on Jul 17, 2013
Best Answer: The entire recorder can be soaked in a bath of 2 parts hot water and 1 part rubbing alcohol, or sufficient antibacterial dishwashing liquid in hot water to disinfect, then left to air dry. Of course, the cleaning rod is included to use a thin strip of cotton cloth to swab and dry the bore of the pipe.

You could also use a trumpet/horn mouthpiece brush, which looks like tiny baby bottle brush and is about 3 inches long and maybe .5 in wide, or a pipe cleaner to clean around the mouthpiece end and the square opening at the ramp if there was concern with hygiene on that end.

Commercial disinfectant sprays or solutions for instrument mouthpieces are available for purchase, too.

Basic maintenance after playing and and a periodic bath should keep any potential problems at bay.
Reply · Report · Charles B on Jul 17, 2013
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