Recorders are a woodwind instrument. They have seven holes, you use your fingers to cover the holes and then when you blow into the mouthpiece the different notes are made by which holes are covered (or not covered) by your fingers.
Each finger is a assigned a hole to cover; with your left thumb covering the back of your recorder. Your left hand is always on top- It doesn’t matter which hand you write with. The recorder is made of different materials but the most common are plastic or ivory.
They are often used in schools as they can be cheaply sourced, easy to learn and are usually plastic.The recorder is a very durable instrument that won’t cost you a fortune.
The recorder is not as popular as it was in medieval times. It declined in the 18th century and now more popular woodwind instruments include the flute and clarinet.
During the medieval times they were most commonly made of wood and used for marriages and funerals.
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