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The recorder is a very versatile woodwind instrument and an excellent beginner instrument for adults as well as children. Even if you're a complete novice, you'll be able to play a basic melody within no time. Furthermore, you can already own a decent recorder at a really low price. The recorder could be the first step to other wind instruments such as the flute, trumpet or clarinet, but it's also a respectable ensemble instrument and can form a great combination with accompaniment instruments like the piano, for instance.

The longer the recorder, the lower its tone. We stock sopranino, descant, treble, tenor and baritone/bass recorders of which the treble and the descant recorders are the most popular. Almost every beginning flute player starts off with the soprano recorder. Our recorders are available in various sizes, colours and with different fingerings. A standard German model - which is recommended for beginners - has a fingering of which the third hole (from the bottom) is smaller than the fourth. With a baroque fingering, it's exactly the other way around.

Most recorders have seven holes on the top, a hole for the thumb at the back and the lowest two holes have a double fingering. This makes it easier to partially cover one hole in order to simplify the playing of non-diatonic notes. Recorders can be made of wood or synthetic material. The affordable, solid, synthetic recorders hardly require any maintenance and are perfect for beginners. The sound, durability and price of a wooden recorder mostly depends on the type of wood used.

Cleaning materials, pouches, cases, stickers, stands and other necessary tools can be found in the category Blokfluit Accessoires. Bax-shop also stock a wide range of Blokfluitboeken.

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