Recorders

Despite its infamous classroom or beginner’s image, the recorder is in fact just as difficult to play well as most other instruments.

Recorders
Recorders
  1. 1.
    Introduction
  2. 2.
    Why the Recorder?
  3. 3.
    History – Origin & Development
  4. 4.
    Design & Models
  5. 5.
    Materials & Makers
  6. 6.
    Repertoire-Specific Instruments
  7. 7.
    Choosing a Suitable Instrument
  8. 8.
    Breaking-in & Practice
  9. 9.
    Care, Maintenance & Correcting Problems
  10. 10.
    Technique
  11. 11.
    Hotdeals

Welcome to our Recorder Online Advisor.

This article aims to guide you through what to look for and be aware of when choosing an instrument, covering areas such as size, type, materials, tuning, cost, breaking-in, and ongoing care and maintenance.

Our Online Advisor extends to several pages – you can jump from section to section using the index below or the navigation at the bottom of each page.

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Best rated products

  1. Moeck 1023 Flauto 1 Plus

    Moeck 1023 Flauto 1 Plus

    In stock
    €34
    £29.11
  2. Thomann TRA-31B Alt Recorder

    Thomann TRA-31B Alt Recorder

    In stock
    €12.30
    £10.53
  3. Thomann TRT-31B Tenor Recorder

    Thomann TRT-31B Tenor Recorder

    In stock
    €29
    £24.83
  4. Thomann TRB-31B Bass Recorder

    Thomann TRB-31B Bass Recorder

    In stock
    €98
    £83.91
  5. Thomann TRS-21G Soprano Recorder Ger.

    Thomann TRS-21G Sop­rano Recorder Ger.

    In stock
    €3.90
    £3.34
  6. Clarke Sweetone Tinwhistle D-Major S

    Clarke Swee­tone Tin­whistle D-Major S

    In stock
    €6.60
    £5.65
  7. Xaphoon Standard C

    Xaphoon Standard C

    In stock
    €72
    £61.64
  8. Clarke Pennywhistle D- Major

    Clarke Penny­whistle D- Major

    In stock
    €14.40
    £12.33
  9. Clarke Pennywhistle C- Major

    Clarke Penny­whistle C- Major

    In stock
    €12.40
    £10.62
  10. Thomann Irish Whistle D

    Thomann Irish Whistle D

    In stock
    €4.90
    £4.20
  11. Moeck 1020 Flauto 1 Plus

    Moeck 1020 Flauto 1 Plus

    In stock
    €34
    £29.11
  12. Thomann Irish Whistle C

    Thomann Irish Whistle C

    In stock
    €4.90
    £4.20
  13. Xaphoon Maui C

    Xaphoon Maui C

    In stock
    €95
    £81.34
  14. Thomann TRS-21B Soprano Recorder Bar.

    Thomann TRS-21B Sop­rano Recorder Bar.

    In stock
    €3.90
    £3.34
  15. Thomann TRS-31B Soprano Recorder Bar.

    Thomann TRS-31B Sop­rano Recorder Bar.

    In stock
    €5.90
    £5.05

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Most popular products

  1. Moeck 1023 Flauto 1 Plus

    Moeck 1023 Flauto 1 Plus

    In stock
    €34
    £29.11
  2. Thomann TRA-31B Alt Recorder

    Thomann TRA-31B Alt Recorder

    In stock
    €12.30
    £10.53
  3. Clarke Tin Whistle Set

    Clarke Tin Whistle Set

    In stock
    €28
    £23.97
  4. Moeck 1024 Flauto 1 Plus

    Moeck 1024 Flauto 1 Plus

    In stock
    €34
    £29.11
  5. Yamaha YRS-23

    Yamaha YRS-23

    In stock
    €8.90
    £7.62
  6. Moeck 1020 Flauto 1 Plus

    Moeck 1020 Flauto 1 Plus

    In stock
    €34
    £29.11
  7. Thomann TRT-31B Tenor Recorder

    Thomann TRT-31B Tenor Recorder

    In stock
    €29
    £24.83
  8. Yamaha YRS-302 BIII Recorder

    Yamaha YRS-302 BIII Recorder

    In stock
    €18.60
    £15.92
  9. Yamaha YRB 302 B II

    Yamaha YRB 302 B II

    In stock
    €259
    £221.75
  10. Thomann Polishing Cloth

    Thomann Pol­ishing Cloth

    In stock
    €5.40
    £4.62
  11. Yamaha YRT-304 B II

    Yamaha YRT-304 B II

    In stock
    €85
    £72.77
  12. Thomann TRS-21B Soprano Recorder Bar.

    Thomann TRS-21B Sop­rano Recorder Bar.

    In stock
    €3.90
    £3.34
  13. Yamaha YRS-312 BIII

    Yamaha YRS-312 BIII

    In stock
    €24.90
    £21.32
  14. Yamaha YRA-312 BIII

    Yamaha YRA-312 BIII

    In stock
    €31
    £26.54
  15. Mollenhauer 6132 Care Set for Recorder

    Mol­len­hauer 6132 Care Set for Recorder

    In stock
    €18.80
    £16.10