Mudcat Café message #1841734 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94923   Message #1841734
Posted By: Mo the caller
23-Sep-06 - 08:23 PM
Thread Name: Recorders type/range?
Subject: RE: Recorders type/range?
I went to a recorder workshop at Whitby and we were told that it was not worth buying a cheap (i.e. under 100) wooden recorder as a softwood instrument would not last, and they would not be consistent. Some yours ago I bought a descant recorder for my son to learn at school (plastic mouthpiece, wooden body) and found that it was unplayable. The recommended makes are Aulos and Yamaha, and I certainly found that when I changed to an Aulos the second octave was easier to play.Not the cheapest but under 10, can you go wrong.
I like the sound of my wooden Treble (a 21st present many years ago, but its not much use in sessions)