Yamaha YRS-20BB Blue Translucent 3-Piece Soprano Recorder w/Standard Fingering

Brand: Yamaha

Item: #400288
In Stock, Ready to Ship!

$4.55

MSRP: $9.99

Our Perspective

Yamaha is a brand well known in the music world so start your beginning recorder player out right with the Yamaha recorders.  When my daughter was in elementary school, she had to have one of each of the three translucent models, and quickly designed her very own tri-toned version.  Well, at least until everyone else in class decided to follow suit and share some of their parts too! See items 400289 and 400291 for the other colors! -Judy

Description

Buy 100 recorders or recorder packages and get free shipping!

 

Fill your classroom with beautiful melodies with Yamaha’s 20-Series 3-Piece Recorder in translucent blue. This fun, brightly colored, see-through, C-Soprano recorder is made from durable and lightweight ABS resin. Its quality makes it a great recorder for all skill levels and the design makes it easy to learn on.

 

The recorder uses three-piece construction which offers numerous advantages:

  • They’re easier to clean and dry.
  • Fingering can be adjusted to fit player’s hands by slightly swiveling pieces.
  • To improve intonation the foot joint’s position can be altered.
  • To ensure children are not playing their recorder when they are suppose to be listening, teachers can have students remove the head joint when they’re practicing their fingering.

 

The recorder comes with a carrying case to protect it between uses. Since the recorder is transparent, we recommend purchasing a cleaning rod and cleaning cloth to keep it clean and looking its best.

 

Product Specifications

  • Included: Recorder and Carrying Bag
  • Recorder Color: Translucent Blue
  • Case: Plastic Bag

 

Recorder Care:

  1. After playing, wipe out moisture inside of recorder (use a lint-free gauze or cloth); then put the recorder in it's case. Use item # 450806 - Recorder Cleaning Rod with the cloth.
  2. The labium (where the air flows in the front of the recorder just under the mouthpiece), and section immediately surrounding it, is the most important part for sound production.  Be careful not to damage it in any way.  
  3. The mouthpiece section is the part most easily dirtied;always keep it clean. Wipe the outer surface clean whenever it becomes dirty. NEVER use benzine or methyl alcohol.
  4. Use recorder cream around the joints when assemblying your recorder.

Reviews

5.0 (based on 6 customer reviews)

Conversation

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Why did you choose this?
West Music Store
This is a great quality recorder at an inexpensive price. I have been ordering these for about ten years.
Jessica P on Sep 16, 2014
It is good quality and produces a nice tone. Students like the color!
Mary F on Feb 3, 2014
This is a great quality recorder at an inexpensive price. I have been ordering these for about ten years.
Jessica P on Sep 16, 2014
A fantastic sounding recorder for the money, and my students LOVE the fun colors! Helps them take ownership of it.
Multisensory A on Apr 4, 2014
It is good quality and produces a nice tone. Students like the color!
Mary F on Feb 3, 2014
Student choice
Linda J on Dec 19, 2013
Good tone quality, and colors the students enjoy.
Jennifer F on Nov 18, 2013
I've been using them for years. The children love them. The quality of sound is good.
Stephanie T on Oct 15, 2013
Good choice for my young kids. Needed to 3 different colors
Bryn A on Jul 23, 2013
Our music department have a preference for these and the translucent colours make them fun for kids.
Margaret M on Jul 4, 2013
5 star rating
Kimberly B on Jul 2, 2013
We have starting a summer camp and wanted the children to learn to play the recorder.
Peggy M on Jun 13, 2013
The Yamaha recorders are definitely the best deal for the money, and the sound quality is great!
Linda S on May 6, 2013
good quality. great sound. don't break easily when dropped. Kids love the colors.
Lacy W on May 3, 2013
I am donating these to Mass General Hospital Hope Program. Music director recommended these.
Teresa B on Apr 2, 2013
Good value- not as breakable as other plastic recorders we have used. Kids love the colors
Kevin C on Mar 12, 2013
This Yamaha recorder is a hit with my students! They love the colors and I love the quality of the recorder and the beautiful tone that it has when played.
Barbara K on Feb 12, 2013
These recorders work well for elementary recorder use. They have a nice tone and are a decent price.
Susan S on Feb 10, 2013
My daughter's school is playing these recorders - and she loves them. She insisted I buy them for her so she can practice at home and bring her own to school every time she has music class.
Cicek B on Jan 29, 2013
I choose this because it is a good quality instrument and the price is very reasonable.
Christy L on Jan 29, 2013
It is a good quality recorder at a reasonable price.
Lorinda J on Jan 28, 2013
Three piece recorder allows my disabled student to adjust the piece so she can play with the rest of the class.
Joan C on Jan 27, 2013
Great Recorder!! Nice sound and kids love the colors!!!
Caroline W on Jan 18, 2013
This is a high quality student recorder. Both children and college students like the colors.
Pamela S on Jan 11, 2013
Purchased my child this one from school and the dog chewed it up the first day home
Colleen E on Jan 9, 2013
stays in tune, good sound, kids like to choose their colors, affordable
Karen S on Jan 7, 2013
I choose these recorders because they are great quality and my students love the fact that they get to pick the color.
I buy the recorders at West Music every year, and I have never had any issues with the instruments or the delivery.
Ronith E on Jan 3, 2013
I have 90 3rd grade students. We enjoy the various colors and the Yamaha quality of sound.
Sarah W R on Dec 15, 2012
I have been told, that it is the best start with and I find it very cool
Dorte R on Dec 6, 2012
it's high quality and affordable price.
Carolyn C on Dec 5, 2012
great colors that my students love and gets a nice sound. easy to tune
Brandy A on Dec 3, 2012
Fun colors and still good quality.
Keith T on Nov 28, 2012
The recorder is needed for my daughter's music class. This item was recommended by her music teacher.
Laura H on Nov 27, 2012
This recorder received good reviews online, and they are an awesome price for quality soprano recorders for elementary students.
Kortney P on Nov 26, 2012
The color selection and quality make these recorders an excellent and economical choice for my students. They love mixing and matching the sections with their friends to make new color combinations.
Terri B on Nov 12, 2012
This item was recommended by my kids school for their music class, because this is the best instrument for the right music.
Jaya P on Oct 24, 2012
pay a little more for quality, and the kids love the colors
Curtis C on Oct 18, 2012
This is a fourth grade favorite at my school
Jerrilee S on Oct 12, 2012
Item has a five star rating.
Riesa M on Sep 23, 2012
Great price
Rebekah T on Sep 21, 2012
i wanted to get a baroque english one and I like the colors.
Ryan M on Sep 10, 2012
best quality for the price..kids love the colors
Regina H on Sep 8, 2012
For a middle schooler for fun.
Judith L on Aug 20, 2012
This is the same one my daughter had last year, but cannot find for this year. :-)
Amy W on Aug 20, 2012
I believe in Yamaha quality.
Gerardus S on Aug 17, 2012
Fun and colorful.
Garine F on Aug 16, 2012
Fun and colorful.
Garine F on Aug 16, 2012
Yamaha recorders sound so nice and the moveable foot joint is a great help.
Jill B on Jul 30, 2012
Nice musical instruments my students love
Jill B on Jul 30, 2012
There recorders have a lovely sound. We already have two, for my sons, and now we got two more my me and my daughter so we can all play together. A lovely first recorder. Also stays remarkably clean...
Kit K on Jul 4, 2012
good price and colorful for beginners in kinder.
Osvaldo B on Jul 1, 2012
GOOD PRODUCT
PAUL B on Jun 12, 2012
A fantastic sounding recorder for the money, and my students LOVE the fun colors! Helps them take ownership of it.
Multisensory A on Apr 4, 2014
Student choice
Linda J on Dec 19, 2013
How do I order sour apple green? its only giving me the blue option
A shopper on Dec 22, 2011
BEST ANSWER: Under the words "Please select an option:" there is a box, listing the blue recorder. If you click on the box, a list of all three recorders will appear, then you can choose the color you want from that list.
How long does it take for your recorder take to ship to your house?
A shopper on Apr 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: There is a map of estimated shipping times under the "How are shipping rates determined?" FAQ.

http://www.westmusic.com/faqs.htm
How much is the shipping cost?
Mia B on Nov 22, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Our shipping cost is calculated based on the subtotal of your order; a table of shipping rates can be found at the following link:
http://www.westmusic.com/customer#faq-how-are-shipping-rates-determined

If you order a quantity of 100 or more of these recorders, your shipping is free. ALSO, we are currently having a holiday free shipping special that lasts until December 16, 2012; if you order any quantity of these during that time, you will get free shipping.
Which recorder is best for left-handed students? I don't see any left hand option...
A shopper on May 2, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Recorders are all meant to be played the same way, whether a student is left-handed or not. The left hand goes on top and the right hand at the bottom. This is how other woodwinds like clarinets, oboes and saxes works as well. For a flute it is similar but held to the side, with left hand closer to the face. The holes are slightly offset to fit the usual lengths of the fingers that belong to the hole. I find that it's often easier for left-handed students to begin correctly, if you start with the usual BAG, because they will use their left hand at first. Right-handed students need frequent reminders to use their left hand on top! If you have a student with missing or non-working fingers, you can buy adaptive recorders, which come in about 6 different pieces that you put together to suit the individual's particular hands. West Music has those, or at least they used to.
Is it a C soprano recorder???
Joshua M on Oct 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is a soprano recorder in the key of C.
Is it a C soprano recorder???
Joshua M on Oct 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this is a soprano recorder in the key of C.
Is it made of plastic?
A shopper on Sep 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, these are plastic.
How much would 150 of the Yamaha recorders cost?
Dosborn on Aug 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 150 of these Yamaha recorders would be $682.50, and we will ship those for free!
do they come with their case?
A shopper on Mar 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes; This recorder does come with a case.
Can you use the Harmony strap with the Yamaha recorder?
A shopper on Dec 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The Harmony neck strap will work with this recorder.
how long to ship?
A shopper on Apr 24, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Shipping times vary based on your proximity to Iowa. Orders normally ship out within 48 business hours (not counting Saturday or Sunday). It is approximately 4-5 business days to the East or West Coast, as well as the southern half of Florida. If you have further questions, please send us an email at service@westmusic.com
hi do you have blue one?
Janaina B on Feb 22, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Right now we have plenty of each color in stock, including blue.
Recorder for a 7 year old girl?
A shopper on Sep 7, 2012
BEST ANSWER: This recorder is great for elementary-age students, so it would be fine for a 7-year-old to learn to play.
Are English fingerings the same as Baroque?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Yes. English and Baroque fingerings are the same.
German vs. English fingerings
translucents are? English
Linda S on Jan 17, 2012
BEST ANSWER: The Yamaha translucent recorders use the English fingering system.

Specifications

Weight
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