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Aulos A211A 3 Piece C Tenor Recorder for Smaller Reach

Brand: Aulos


MSRP: $81.49

Item: #400222
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This 3-piece C tenor recorder from Aulos is made from durable ABS resin and features a dark brown body with ivory trim, Baroque-English (standard) fingering, double holes for low C and C#, low D and D#, and a curved windway. This recorder does not have a low key, but its smaller and narrower spaced finger holes make this a suitable instrument for players with small hands. This recorder is approximately 24 1/4“ long.


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The best plastic recorder for small hands
Cranbrook S on Mar 15, 2013
The lack of external keys making this less prone to breakage for students. The tuning isn't great, but the durability takes precedence for 4th and 5th graders.
Martha J on Aug 3, 2012
I have the Yamaha tenor, but I'm learning new technique with my right hand where the key is a bit in the way, so I'm trying a plastic keyless tenor to see how I like it.
John L on Mar 1, 2013
I love these because there are no keys to break, they have a quality in tune sound and are slightly more accessable to those with smaller hands.
Martha J on Dec 2, 2011
can this recorder pick up conversation real good?.i need this recorder something very important at work, or this is not what iam looking for?
A shopper on Jan 11, 2012
Best Answer: This is a wind instrument and not what you are looking for. We do have a good selection of digital voice recorders. One fantastic, low-cost option would be the Zoom H1 Handy Recorder, item number 730134. This would be a great recorder for picking up a conversation in a meeting room. If you are having the meeting in a bigger hall, you might want to consider the Zoom H2 Handy Recorder, item 730102.

I hope this helps send you in the right direction.
Reply · Report · Amy LStaff on Jan 11, 2012
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I have two questions. My situation is that I really love the sound of the Yamaha YRT-304B II, but I have small hands, and they begin to hurt if I play it for more than 15 or 20 minutes at a time.

My first question is whether the Aulos A211A is really significantly more comfortable in terms of finger stretch on both hands so that I will probably no longer be in pain from playing it.

My second question is whether the tone quality and accuracy of intonation are at all comparable to that of the Yamaha YRT-304B II. I'm willing to sacrifice some playing quality for the comfort factor, but is it going to be acceptable to an advanced amateur player? I want to play Bach sonatas on it, for example.

Actually, I have a third question: do you know whether the nonstandard fingerings for notes in the third octave (above D6) work on the Aulos A211A>

Thanks very much for your time.
Tony H on Sep 2, 2014
Best Answer: I teach at the K-6 level. I do not have experience with this recorder, but I have looked repeatedly over the year and not found any plastic tenor recorder that has the finger holes significantly closer together. Some of the European makers of wooden recorders offer a "knick tenor" which means "bent"--like the neck of an alto saxophone. The bent neck brings both hands up closer, AND there are keys for fingers 3 and 4. These instruments are basically like the plastic basses with a bent neck and keys that West sells. Unfortunately, nobody makes such a tenor instrument in plastic. Here is a need crying out to be met! I bought one of the wooden knick tenors in 1990, and it is very comfortable. My sons played it in 4th-6th grades. There is another option which I found in my online wanderings recently. Some of the dealers in wooden recorders will add one or two keys to an existing recorder (I think either wooden or plastic) to allow the fingers to lie closer together. The cost is around $100 per key; sorry I can't remember more details.
Reply · Report · Bart B on Oct 2, 2014
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Is this recorder suitable for an adult student? I play alto recorder and soprano and am interested in a tenor, but the tenor I tried at a music store was widely spaced for my relatively small fingers.
A shopper on Feb 21, 2014
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