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Yamaha YRS-302B Soprano Recorder - Baroque 3 Pc.

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  • Key of C
  • Baroque Fingering
  • Plastic
  • 3 Piece Construction
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 14.5 x 2 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0002MS7NS
  • Item model number: YRS-302B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #961 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 14, 2007

Product Description

Yamaha YRS-302B Soprano Recorder, Key of C

Customer Reviews

Comes with case and cleaning rod.
James Youngquist
I have not been disappointed--the Yahama Soprano recorder has a wonderful warm sound and is very comfortable to play.
Mark A. Peot
If you are thinking about trying the recorder, I would highly recommend this one over the cheaper ones.
Mindy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

194 of 198 people found the following review helpful By Mark A. Peot on November 8, 2007
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I purchased two of these recorders: one as a replacement for my daughter's inexpensive soprano recorder (which my 3 year-old son shattered while playing golf) and one to play when I travel.
My goal was to find an inexpensive, easy-to-care-for recorder with a softer sound than the typical shrieking whistle sold to school children.

I have not been disappointed--the Yahama Soprano recorder has a wonderful warm sound and is very comfortable to play.

A note for parents: This recorder uses Baroque, not German fingering. This means that it is may not a good pre-band instrument, as most band woodwinds (and most recorders for school-age children) use German fingering. For example, on a Flutophone (German fingering), you play F by covering all of the holes on the left hand and only the top hole with the right hand. In Baroque fingering, you play F by covering the first, third and fourth holes on the right hand. It is a bit more challenging to play legato, since you have to cover/uncover multiple holes simultaneously.

Also, some recorders for children (such as the Flutophone) have lipped holes, which seem to make it easier for the child to completely cover the hole. The holes on this recorder are not lipped.
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74 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Mindy VINE VOICE on April 10, 2005
For the price, this recorder is one of the best plastic ones out there. If you are thinking about trying the recorder, I would highly recommend this one over the cheaper ones. The cheaper ones tend to sound shrill when you start playing the higher notes. I think that's part of the reason why recorders have such a bad reputation; kids shrieking on their school issued recorders can send any adult running. In contrast, the Yamaha 302 has a warmer tone and the higher register is not grating on the ears. It comes with a cleaning rod, cream for the joints, a fairly nice carrying case that zips, and a small insert with a fingering chart.

The only drawback to this recorder is that it tends to clog easily. The mouthpeice is thinner, which makes it more comfortable to play, but I think it contributes to the clogging. Of course, clogging in unavoidable in all plastic recorders - all my other recorders clog too so I don't think this detracts from the benefits of this model.

All in all, I have been very happy with mine and I think I could only do better by buying one of the handcrafted wood recorders that run upwards of two hundred.
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Walter Reade on March 11, 2005
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This Yamaha recorder provides fantastic quality for the price. The Soprano YRS-302B is durable, comfortable, and sounds surprisingly nice. It will meet the needs of most casual players.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By K. Groh TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 23, 2013
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My daughter fell in love with the recorder during music class. Students purchased a recorder from school for $5 and it came in cool clear plastic colors. But she's been looking for another recorder to move up in sound quality. This little Yamaha is a nice step up at a reasonable price.

The sound is clear and soft and less harsh than the school recorder. She loves playing it and switched over easily.

It comes with a nice carry case, a tiny container of 'grease' to put on the joints and a cleaning tool to get to the spit inside.

I have no idea how to determine what kind of recorder it is and how it measures up to being a "Soprano"/Baroque but it has done the job for us.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Andrea di Pietro della Gondola on July 22, 2006
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The YRS-302 is the best inexpensive recorder you can purchase. To find one better, you'd have to spend 2-3 times as much for a marginal improvement (cheap wood, or wood/plastic mix). If you want to explore whether or not you want to learn to play the recorder, this is a good tester: not so expensive that you lose if you don't like it, but not so cheaply made that you'll be guaranteed to hate it. If you stick with it with this recorder for a year or two, you can then decide what you want to do with your playing.

The sound is smoother than the $2.50 plastic recorders given out to myriad school children. But the soprano recorder may sound shrill to your ear anyway (even an expensive wooden one). If you are concerned about that, look at the alto or tenor recorders.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Eric G. Wilkinson on August 17, 2009
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While I can't compare this plastic recorder to the insanely more expensive wooden models, I can compare it to the ultracheap plastic model I was playing with previously. I could have saved myself quite a bit of frustration had I just gone with this Yamaha model. The difference in tone quality is HUGE - it was only after playing this recorder that I realized how much of my old recorder's sound was breath instead of tone. This instrument sounds *pure*. Also, the difficulty in reaching the high notes has also been fixed with this recorder - it plays second octave notes just as effortlessly as the first octave notes, which was a stunning discovery for me. The notes only start becoming difficult in the third octave, but it's still a world's difference better from my old instrument. It was a great bargain for the price.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Annabel Bliss on February 20, 2011
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As the mother of 4 children, I highly recommend buying this recorder. If you buy a cheaper one, you will regret it by having a very frustrated child. Please buy this model (not a more expensive one either) so you can objectively see if your child has a future in music fields. More expensive ones will be available for when they are really good at playing, but they will use this one to take everywhere- trust me.
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