Get a quality recorder that is easier to play with Yamaha’s YRS-23Y Soprano 3-Piece Recorder. Its intonation makes it the perfect recorder for all levels. Using ABS resin, Yamaha has designed an extremely durable instrument for children and classrooms. ABS resin makes this recorder incredibly sturdy while also making it very light weight. It uses German Fingering which can be easier for new players to learn because it does not use the "forked" fingering for F.
Key of C
Double holes: low C and C#, and low D and D#
Recorder Length: 12-3/4"
Canvas bag with drawstring closure
Yamaha recorders do not include a cleaning rod and cloth. West Music recommends purchasing item 450806 - BB26 11"Plastic Cleaning Rod.
This recorder uses three-piece construction which offers numerous advantages:
They’re easy 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 supposed to be listening, teachers can have students remove the head joint when they’re practicing their fingering.
After playing, wipe out moisture inside of recorder (use a lint-free gauze or cloth); then put the recorder in its case. Use item # 450806 - BB26 11"Plastic Cleaning Rod with the cloth.
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.
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. Use recorder cream around the joints when assembling your recorder.