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Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering Translucent Pink

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The Yamaha YRS20 Colored Baroque Soprano Recorder is a popular classroom soprano recorder in a translucent color. The YRS20 recorder features a three...Click To Read More About This Product

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Exciting translucent 3-piece recorders stimulate students and are easy to play.

The Yamaha YRS20 Colored Baroque Soprano Recorder is a popular classroom soprano recorder in a translucent color. The YRS20 recorder features a three-piece construction for easy tuning, Baroque fingering system and includes a fingering chart and carry bag plus is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

(We may substitute an upgraded 3-piece recorder with enhanced cosmetics when you order the translucent pink style.)


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YamahaYRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering
 
4.7

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Excellent sound (16)
  • Compact (5)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Home studio (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (8), Child (7), Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Blue Jewel

Same true ABS material as YRS-24B model. No other brand translucent soprano recorder matches construction build or sound quality of YRS-20 series (3-piece) recorder by Yamaha. Precision fit joints +...Read complete review

Same true ABS material as YRS-24B model. No other brand translucent soprano recorder matches construction build or sound quality of YRS-20 series (3-piece) recorder by Yamaha. Precision fit joints + density of ABS material itself, tops all others I have played.

I do own all 3 translucent color options currently available plus the 24B ivory model from Yamaha. Yet I still personally favor the cool Blue between them all. Appearance yes, but also instrument just seems to project brighter to me overall. Pitch & sound detonation when playing up to & thru distortion point suits my total playing style. I am able to create & play punchy hooks or charming melodies as I choose on the YRS-20BB.

Maybe I am compltely wrong about its reason for being there. But every single one of my translucent recorders have a common, odd feature aspect. Might be purposely done in the molding process to signify a genuine Yamaha made instrument. As you hold & bring recorder to your mouth, look inside center area of mouthpiece. You will see an air bubble formation suspended inside....kinda cool that's all. Never know it was there otherwise, on a solid opaque color. Doesn't seem to affect sound quality as far as I can tell.

Avoid leaving recorder outdoors in direct sunlight to dry after cleaning....if you want to keep its full color depth.

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not my first pick

As an elementary music teacher, I have to listen to hundreds of recorders a year- this one has a nice sound, but clogs up after a few minutes where the sound becomes muted...Read complete review

As an elementary music teacher, I have to listen to hundreds of recorders a year- this one has a nice sound, but clogs up after a few minutes where the sound becomes muted and it's difficult to push air thru it. Yes, you can clean it, or clear it with a rush of air, but who has time to stop and do that every few minutes? Students love to have a choice of colors, but I have found mine prefer a better quality instrument for the same $$ even if it's not as cute.

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Blue Jewel

By SirRally

from US

Pros

    Cons

    • Deserves A Cloth Bag

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

      Same true ABS material as YRS-24B model. No other brand translucent soprano recorder matches construction build or sound quality of YRS-20 series (3-piece) recorder by Yamaha. Precision fit joints + density of ABS material itself, tops all others I have played.

      I do own all 3 translucent color options currently available plus the 24B ivory model from Yamaha. Yet I still personally favor the cool Blue between them all. Appearance yes, but also instrument just seems to project brighter to me overall. Pitch & sound detonation when playing up to & thru distortion point suits my total playing style. I am able to create & play punchy hooks or charming melodies as I choose on the YRS-20BB.

      Maybe I am compltely wrong about its reason for being there. But every single one of my translucent recorders have a common, odd feature aspect. Might be purposely done in the molding process to signify a genuine Yamaha made instrument. As you hold & bring recorder to your mouth, look inside center area of mouthpiece. You will see an air bubble formation suspended inside....kinda cool that's all. Never know it was there otherwise, on a solid opaque color. Doesn't seem to affect sound quality as far as I can tell.

      Avoid leaving recorder outdoors in direct sunlight to dry after cleaning....if you want to keep its full color depth.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Fun Student Model!

      By MusicMommy

      from Yakima, WA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • In Tune

      Cons

      • Bad Carrying Case

      Best Uses

      • Studentclassroom

      Comments about Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

      Students at my school loved having these in the fun colors, and I got the benefit of great sounding instruments in my classroom. The only con is that the carrying case is made of plastic and falls apart quickly. I wish these had the fabric bag like the ivory Yamaha recorders.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Best low-cost Soprano Recorder

      By JP

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Plays Very Well

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • School Age Children

      Comments about Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

      Yamaha recorders are the only low cost recorders I have tried where all the notes are in tune and close to 440 pitch.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Best Recorder Choice

      By JoyJoyJoy

      from Kansas

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

      • No Cleaning Rod

      Best Uses

      • Education

      Comments about Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

      I am a music teacher. I would like all of my students to have this brand. They will sound good playing together as the pitch is consistent among the 100 instruments we have.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best recorder available

      By Dave

      from Richmond, VA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durible
      • Excellent Sound
      • Low Distortion
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

        I have my students order yamaha recorders. I work in a title 1 rural community with low income. I first started ordering canto one piece recorders, which sound fine, but the build quality to them is sub par and they break VERY easily. I would definitely recommend a yamaha recorder for a hundred pennies more.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good sturdy recorder

        By crazy band director

        from pennsylvania

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • These Are Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

            These are strong in-tune recorders. the only draw back is the translucence make it difficult to see if the student is covering the hole completely.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Much, much better than expected!

            By Jan

            from Athens GA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Low Distortion
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                Knew it was a good product the minute I held one in my hand. And the little ones--just beginning to learn about the difference between music and noise--realized they weren't toys like they were used to using. Nice job, folks!

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome Recorder

                By #1mommy

                from Houston, TX

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                    My daughter was super excited to receive your product, she got the blue translucent recorder. It works just like the ones her classmates have but she is able to distinguish which one is hers at a glance. We are more than happy with the purchase :)

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good school buy

                    By PJof BC

                    from Cerston BC

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Excellent Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • School

                      Comments about Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                      Good school buy

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      not bad recorder

                      By Anonymous

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                      I own this recorder and I got it years ago for fourth grade music. It sounds good and has nice baroque fingering unlike others.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      This is a beautiful instrument and its very easy to manage .

                      By Ty1

                      from Bronx

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                        I am having a good time learning the recorder . for me it is very easy to handle and I am having a wonderful
                        time practicing and reading the music.

                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        not my first pick

                        By Sams57

                        from Arkansas

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Kids like the colors

                        Cons

                        • Clogs up while playing
                        • Poor Sound Quality

                        Best Uses

                        • Immature player

                        Comments about Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                        As an elementary music teacher, I have to listen to hundreds of recorders a year- this one has a nice sound, but clogs up after a few minutes where the sound becomes muted and it's difficult to push air thru it. Yes, you can clean it, or clear it with a rush of air, but who has time to stop and do that every few minutes? Students love to have a choice of colors, but I have found mine prefer a better quality instrument for the same $$ even if it's not as cute.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great product, fast, friendly service

                        By Doodle

                        from Southern OK

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Excellent Sound
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                            Daughter loves the color and brightness

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Very nice shopping experience;

                            By SusanH

                            from McMurray PA

                            About Me Novice

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Excellent Sound

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording

                              Comments about Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                              very nice shopping experience; received the shipment quicker than expected. The recorder itself was for classroom use and it meets all our expectations! Wonderful buy!

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Very Happy!

                              By Kathy

                              from Warwick, NY

                              About Me Novice

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Excellent Sound

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Middle School Music Class

                                Comments about Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                                My daughter is happy with this recorder and so is her music teacher! Also, I received the order SUPER fast!

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Perfect!!

                                By jmlcjl

                                from MS

                                About Me Novice

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Excellent Sound

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording

                                  Comments about Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                                  My 3 year old little girl specifically ask for a recorder for Christmas. This is perfect!

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  These are my students' favorites!

                                  By D

                                  from Elroy, WI

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Excellent Sound

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                                      These are bright colors and very high quality. My beginner recorder players have great success with these!

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Good solid construction and great resources

                                      By Kas

                                      from Denver, co

                                      About Me Novice

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                                          the YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering is a good single piece recorder for anyone just starting out and learning. The single piece construction reduces the chance of lost parts for kids, and the plastic traveling bag has room for a song sheet or two (if you fold them) so you can take something to practice. The provided warranty and care instructions also contain a fingering chart showing the full range of the instrument. Though I wouldn't expect to use this with the Philharmonic in concert it's a great way to learn.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          I bought two!!

                                          By OnKnee

                                          from 48074

                                          About Me Child

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Amateur Recording

                                            Comments about Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                                            Great value for a Low Price

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Just what we needed

                                            By Al

                                            from FL

                                            About Me Novice

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Yamaha YRS-20 Soprano Translucent Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                                                best thing was how timely it arrived and the price was right, love the translucent colors.

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