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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000043.txt from 2001/02

From: Anne Bell <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Re: question about recorders
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2001 09:38:00 -0500

By all means try it! The biggest differences I've seen between more and
less expensive instruments are keys for low c/c# and f/f# on the larger
instruments as well as touchpieces for some fingers so that they don't have
to stretch out so far to meet the holes.
I would second the recommendation for Yamaha recorders- they're very
reasonably priced and tune and play well. Plastic is definately the way to
go! I play with a trio and occassionally play recorder- my plastic Yamaha
works just fine in duets with my friend's Mollenhaur (and whatever other
incredibly expensive instrument he is using at the time). That said, if I
really played that much I would learn voicing and use a wooden
instrument.... strictly aestetic reasons!
Best Wishes,

At 12:25 PM 2/2/01 -0800, you wrote:
> <><> Grant Green wrote:
>I haven't tried one of the $1.99 blister-pack specials for quite a
>while, but all of the inexpensive recorders I've ever played have been
>capable of chromatic scales.
> Well, now you've stimulated my curiosity enough to buy one and try
>it. Thanks for the info.
> Bill

Anne Bell
Bayside HS Orchestra Director

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