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  • Garklein

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  • Sopranino

    1 9.09%
  • Soprano

    1 9.09%
  • Alto

    3 27.27%
  • Tenor

    3 27.27%
  • Bass

    1 9.09%
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Thread: Favourite recorder size

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    Senior Member Richannes Wrahms's Avatar
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    Default Favourite recorder size

    I got a soprano and recently bought a tenor.

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    The “bass” in F is often called the basset. It’s the main recorder I play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richannes Wrahms View Post
    I got a soprano and recently bought a tenor.
    Back in college, I had to learn the sopranino in three days for a concert. I've never picked it up again. It was kind of a beast to keep in tune, and if you hit a wrong note, everybody knew (fortunately I didn't)
    Last edited by Manxfeeder; May-26-2020 at 19:41.

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    Definitely alto. Even if asked to play soprano, it possible, I'll play the part on alto.

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    I love the sopranino recorder and the concertos for flautino (which probably means the sopranino recorder) of Antonio Vivaldi. I play the sopranino recorder, the soprano recorder and also the alto recorder but not well enough to play the concertos of Vivaldi.

    I basically prefer recorders in f to those in c.

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    I've only played soprano recorders, I love their sound. But I'm very fond of the alto one, too, and if I were to buy a new recorder, I would probably opt for an alto.

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    I currently am teaching myself with the alto, but I also have a soprano on the side. Out of those, I prefer the alto so far, but things may change in the future if I decide to branch out. Purely due to the amount of material written for the alto, I presume it will remain my weapon of choice.

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    Have you a preference for the wood a quality recorder is made from ? Which is most
    common ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikoo Tuba View Post
    Have you a preference for the wood a quality recorder is made from ? Which is most
    common ?
    Have a look at a YouTube channel called 'Team Recorder'. One of her videos compares the sound of a large number of different wooden recorders, and that may give you an idea of the differences.

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    I don't have a lot of experience with recorders, but when I decided to buy one I immediately went with the tenor. I love the sound of the lower recorders. Just gorgeous. I would probably be fine with alto, as well.
    ~ Wind Instrument Enthusiast ~
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