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. Thomann TRS-21G Soprano Recorder

    Thomann TRS-21G Sop­rano Recorder

    In stock
    £2.85
  2. Moeck 1023 Flauto 1 Plus Soprano

    Moeck 1023 Flauto 1 Plus Sop­rano

    In stock
    £24.30
  3. Thomann TRA-31B Alto Recorder

    Thomann TRA-31B Alto Recorder

    In stock
    £9
  4. Thomann TRT-31B Tenor Recorder

    Thomann TRT-31B Tenor Recorder

    In stock
    £21.70
  5. Thomann TRB-31B Bass Recorder

    Thomann TRB-31B Bass Recorder

    In stock
    £71
  6. Moeck 1020 Flauto 1 Plus Soprano

    Moeck 1020 Flauto 1 Plus Sop­rano

    In stock
    £23.90
  7. Clarke Sweetone Tinwhistle D-Major S

    Clarke Swee­tone Tin­whistle D-Major S

    In stock
    £4.77
  8. Thomann Irish Whistle C

    Thomann Irish Whistle C

    In stock
    £3.60
  9. Thomann Irish Whistle D

    Thomann Irish Whistle D

    In stock
    £3.60
  10. Thomann TRS-21B Soprano Recorder

    Thomann TRS-21B Sop­rano Recorder

    In stock
    £2.85
  11. Xaphoon Standard C

    Xaphoon Standard C

    In stock
    £55
  12. Clarke Pennywhistle D- Major

    Clarke Penny­whistle D- Major

    In stock
    £10
  13. Xaphoon Maui C

    Xaphoon Maui C

    In stock
    £75
  14. Clarke Pennywhistle C- Major

    Clarke Penny­whistle C- Major

    In stock
    £8.90
  15. Yamaha YRT-304 B II Tenor Recorder

    Yamaha YRT-304 B II Tenor Recorder

    In stock
    £64

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Most popular products

  1. Kerry Whistles Busker Alto Tunable G

    Kerry Whistles Busker Alto Tun­able G

    In stock
    £125
  2. Kerry Whistles Busker Alto Tunable F

    Kerry Whistles Busker Alto Tun­able F

    In stock
    £125
  3. Thomann Shakuhachi Xiao Master G

    Thomann Shak­uhachi Xiao Master G

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  4. Thomann Indian Flute A

    Thomann Indian Flute A

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    £29
  5. Clarke Tin Whistle Set

    Clarke Tin Whistle Set

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    £19.90
  6. Moeck 1023 Flauto 1 Plus Soprano

    Moeck 1023 Flauto 1 Plus Sop­rano

    In stock
    £24.30
  7. Thomann Polishing Cloth

    Thomann Pol­ishing Cloth

    In stock
    £3.98
  8. Moeck 1024 Flauto 1 Plus Soprano

    Moeck 1024 Flauto 1 Plus Sop­rano

    In stock
    £24.30
  9. Thomann Polishing Cloth Gray

    Thomann Pol­ishing Cloth Gray

    In stock
    £2.50
  10. Mollenhauer 6132 Care Set for Recorder

    Mol­len­hauer 6132 Care Set for Recorder

    In stock
    £13.70
  11. Thomann TRB-31B Bass Recorder

    Thomann TRB-31B Bass Recorder

    In stock
    £71
  12. Aulos 509B Symphony Alto Recorder

    Aulos 509B Sym­phony Alto Recorder

    In stock
    £27
  13. Moeck 4306 Rottenburgh Alto

    Moeck 4306 Rot­ten­burgh Alto

    In stock
    £455
  14. Xaphoon Standard C

    Xaphoon Standard C

    In stock
    £55
  15. Moeck 2302 Flauto Rondo Alto

    Moeck 2302 Flauto Rondo Alto

    In stock
    £131