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Do You Remember Recorder from Elementary School?

If we asked you to think about your first interaction with a musical instrument, your memory may take you back to a recorder. Perhaps it isn't the best sounding memory you have, but most will admit it's a fun and hands on introduction to the world of music.

Though they're somewhat out of the ordinary when compared to their other woodwind counterparts, recorders have become one of the most popular starter instruments in classrooms across America. After all, what kid doesn't want to make a little noise in school?

Recorders are a class of flutes older than one might think. Stretching all the way back to the Renaissance, they're now usually made from a cheap yet durable plastic that makes them affordable for schools and virtually indestructible for beginners. There are also many wooden models, as well as sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, bass, and contra bass versions tuned to a variety of keys. Bass and contra bass recorders have a crook-style mouthpiece similar to a bassoon. What sets any recorder apart the most is a couple of sets of double-holed depressions not found on other woodwind instruments.

Though most use the recorder in music education alone, believe it or not, there are a few professional recorder players out there who record music with their recorders and perform live. And the next one could be you!

Recorders Aplenty

At Sam Ash, you'll find the perfect recorders for your music classroom, a child's next holiday or birthday present, professional use, or even personal enjoyment. Browse through our music and lesson books to try out ditties from "Mary Had a Little Lamb" to some of your favorite pop songs.

If you're looking for a teacher, be sure to visit one of our Sam Ash Learning Centers, where we have highly-trained, professional music teachers on staff that are ready and eager to teach recorder lessons!

If you need help finding just the right gear, give us a call at 1-800-472-6274, where real musicians are standing by with the musical knowledge and expertise to help you satisfy all your musical needs!