Posted on August 04, 2010
The A204AF 7-piece C soprano recorder from Aulos is designed specifically for players with finger disabilities - anyone with six usable digits (including the thumb) can play an entire chromatic scale from C to A. The A204AF features a dark brown body with ivory trim. A distinct advantage of this model is that students can use this recorder with adapted fingerings but the instrument will look identical to the recorders other students are playing. The A204AF is similar to the 400217 model (available separately), but with seven pieces; with the head piece, there are six separate sections for holes, fitting smoothly into one another. By rotating and plugging certain holes, this recorder can accommodate fingers that are missing or do not function normally. Various fingering options are possible, from using 5 fingers on one hand and one from the other, to using 3 fingers from each hand. Once adjusted for an individual's hand, the sections may be glued into permanent position.
The Aulos A204AF is 13” long and includes a snap-top brown leatherette carrying bag , glue for securing the sections, cleaning rod, fingering chart, joint grease, and a detachable thumb rest.
***Please note: if the glue dries out before the recorder is glued in place, or if extra glue is needed, DO NOT use Superglue. The adhesive that comes with this recorder is most similar to model airplane glue.
5.0 (based on 3 customer reviews)
Great product for hand dexterity issues
Pros: Very good instrument for those with hemiplegia or similar issues
Cons: Instructions don't say what all the parts are for.
By Dave Bushnell
A204AF 7-piece C soprano recorder
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