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The lowest notes will be the most sensitive to any air leaks in the instrument. Aside from possible damage to the joints between the three parts of the instrument, the most likely cause of leaks is not covering the finger holes fully. The lowest two holes are actually two small holes, so make sure you are covering both of them completely. The easiest way to ...


Aulos is the go-to brand for many recorder players (and what I use). An alternative is Yamaha. Both make every size from sopranino to bass. And, at least for some sizes, there may be multiple models to choose from, depending on what features you're looking for -- higher-quality vs. cheaper price, fake woodgrain finish, a key on the tenor, a 'kink' in the ...

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