Forget about the tub of bleach filled with with
recorders at your elementary school and Hot Cross Buns! Recorders
are played by serious musicians too, you know. The recorder, like
the tin whistle and Native American flute, is a tubular fipple
flute. A fipple mouthpiece has a block that forms the floor of the
wind way, so a fipple flute is simply a flute that is played from the
top instead of the side. It is usually made of wood, ivory and, of
course, plastic. They happen to be very popular in elementary
schools partly because they can be bought inexpensively in bulk and
partly because they are easy to play on a basic level. The closely
spaced holes are also easily reached by the small hands of children.
Mastery of the recorder, as with most instruments, is not so easy.
Give yourself a chance to master the recorder, however, and you will
be rewarded with beautiful music. Shop our selection of recorders at our store or