Yamaha 300 Series, three-piece F alto recorder, with Baroque-English fingering. Simulated rosewood finish with ivory trim; double holes for F and F#, G and G#. The 300 series offers a complete range of top quality recorders; these instruments deliver a rich body of sound, while providing the convenience of durable, maintenance-free ABS resin. This wood grain finish model has a rich, warm tone surpassed only by expensive wood recorders - it thinks it's wood!
Recorder is approx. 18-1/2" long.
Includes a zippered green leatherette bag; cleaning rod; fingering chart; and joint grease.
I am learning the C Soprano recorder. I would like to also have an alto recorder. I am confused as to the Alto C and the Alto F recorder and wonder if I shouldn't consider the Alto C instrument because the fingering would be the same as I am learning on the C Soprano recorder?
Best Answer:You can play in any key depending on your facility with the instrument and knowledge of the fingerings. The range is limited to just over 2 octaves, but the alto recorder was the most popular for baroque music solo sonatas for recorder and for other ensembles that called for "flauto" as opposed to "flauto traverso" as the designated instrument. Since much of early music is non-idiomatic to a particular instrument, you can play pieces from this period designated for other instruments as long as the range fits the alto recorder. If you are new to the recorder, but can read music, then you can start with the Trapp Family Singers book, then switch to Mario Duschenes Book 2 for more intense literature, scales and arpeggios in all keys, simple tunes that introduce you to every key, and an introduction to some of the best regarded recorder literature with exercises for mastering the difficult passages.
This is a fine instrument, even though it's pretty cheap. Alongside with a top Aulos recorder, this is the best you will get made from plastic. If you want to invest on a wooden instrument, be prepared to pay at least 10 times more for the same quality.
What is the difference between the YRA-312B series and the YRA-314B series for the alto recorder?
A shopper on Sep 14, 2013
Best Answer:Hi! The color is the only difference. If I'm right, the 312 is rosewood, which is a reddish wood, and the 314 is ebony, which is a very dark one. Both are beautiful in my opinion, and they sound marvellous. Thanks :)