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Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering

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The Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering is in the key of C. Double holes: C-C#, D-D#; 3-piece construction. The combination of ton...Click To Read More About This Product

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Considered by many to be the best beginner's recorder available on the market today.

The Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering is in the key of C. Double holes: C-C#, D-D#; 3-piece construction. The combination of tone, intonation, and ease of playing makes it number one in its class. Suitable for more advanced players as well as beginning students and very affordably priced. Includes cloth bag and fingering chart.


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YamahaYRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering
 
4.9

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality craftsmanship (28)
  • Easy to play (24)
  • Easy to use (20)
  • Consistent (17)
  • Good audio (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • School bands (13)
  • Accompaniment (6)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Performances (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Child (18), Experienced (16), Novice (14), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

If you want an instrument- buy this!

If you are looking for a high-quality, low price recorder, this is it! If you want a candy-color "toy," go elsewhere.

This recorder is about the best...Read complete review

If you are looking for a high-quality, low price recorder, this is it! If you want a candy-color "toy," go elsewhere.

This recorder is about the best quality you can buy, without moving to the wooden recorders that performing recorderists use.

I have used these in a classroom setting (as a teacher) for over 10 years. Every year, I order a new batch (approximately 30-50) that my students individually purchase. I have yet to see one of these have anything wrong with them. Yamaha recorders are excellent quality. They are without exception, in tune with each other, every joint fits together perfectly, and "edges" are as smooth as silk. I still have (and actively use) my Yamaha Baroque recorder from the early 1990's, and the quality is still exceptional.

There are other good quality recorders out there, and I tend to buy other sizes (alto, tenor, etc) from these companies. However, if you are teaching oodles of students, for the best bang for your buck, buy Yamaha recorders (and buy Baroque, the fingering is easier, and students transfer better to band instruments later).

Trust me- your students may gripe about the color at the beginning, but what's more important? Color of the instrument or tone (sound) color? The colorful recorders (and I have tested several brands) tend to be less about excellent quality, and more about getting instruments into kids' hands. While I cannot fault them for trying to interst children in music, I will fault them for not making these candy-colored wannabes just a bit more pricy, and use better materials.

Tastes in color change for children anyway; get them colorful lanyards to wear and hold their recorders! Cheaper in the long run (reuse the lanyards every year), and give them MUSIC quality. Trust me, you will never be sorry for picking an instrument of good tone color. And, folks, this is it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good quality, shoddy bag

I ordered these for fourth graders at my school who wanted ivory instead of translucent colored recorders. The sound quality and craftsmanship seem good, but the bag is really cheap. It says it...Read complete review

I ordered these for fourth graders at my school who wanted ivory instead of translucent colored recorders. The sound quality and craftsmanship seem good, but the bag is really cheap. It says it is cloth, but it is more like cheesecloth or something. Plus, it barely fits the recorder, and the drawstring doesn't close up well, so I don't know how much protection the bag will offer the recorder from dust and fuzz and things. The plastic bags with snaps that come with the translucent recorders seem like they will hold up better.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If you want an instrument- buy this!

By Mrs. Clayton

from Vermont

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • High Quality Low Price
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Adult
    • Classroom Music
    • Performances
    • Recorder Class

    Comments about Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

    If you are looking for a high-quality, low price recorder, this is it! If you want a candy-color "toy," go elsewhere.

    This recorder is about the best quality you can buy, without moving to the wooden recorders that performing recorderists use.

    I have used these in a classroom setting (as a teacher) for over 10 years. Every year, I order a new batch (approximately 30-50) that my students individually purchase. I have yet to see one of these have anything wrong with them. Yamaha recorders are excellent quality. They are without exception, in tune with each other, every joint fits together perfectly, and "edges" are as smooth as silk. I still have (and actively use) my Yamaha Baroque recorder from the early 1990's, and the quality is still exceptional.

    There are other good quality recorders out there, and I tend to buy other sizes (alto, tenor, etc) from these companies. However, if you are teaching oodles of students, for the best bang for your buck, buy Yamaha recorders (and buy Baroque, the fingering is easier, and students transfer better to band instruments later).

    Trust me- your students may gripe about the color at the beginning, but what's more important? Color of the instrument or tone (sound) color? The colorful recorders (and I have tested several brands) tend to be less about excellent quality, and more about getting instruments into kids' hands. While I cannot fault them for trying to interst children in music, I will fault them for not making these candy-colored wannabes just a bit more pricy, and use better materials.

    Tastes in color change for children anyway; get them colorful lanyards to wear and hold their recorders! Cheaper in the long run (reuse the lanyards every year), and give them MUSIC quality. Trust me, you will never be sorry for picking an instrument of good tone color. And, folks, this is it.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Cool

    By ThinkStraight

    from Illinois

    Comments about Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

    I really enjoyed this instrument. I am only fifteen and have been playing instruments all my life. I do alot of original recordings for my solo project and was looking for something to fill up some sound that really brought out the emotion. Sure, there are better recorders. This price, and the quality of sound though, is unbeatable. I recommend to anyone from pros to beginners!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wonderful Little Starting Recorder

    By KSchober

    from WA, USA

    Comments about Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

    I haven't picked up a recorder since I was in elementary school, wanting to learn a woodwind, I decided to purchase a recorder as a beginning instrument for myself. A bit of a challenge at first I am surprised at the durability and quality of the YRS-24B, it produces wonderful tones and pitches. I will certainly look forward to purchasing other Yamaha products in the future.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Bargain at Twice the Price

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

    I owned one of these for a long time. When I lost it I replaced it with a Gill that cost the same, but it just didn't play the same. The quality of the Yamaha was much better. It holds the high notes better and sounds a lot richer than any other low end recorder I've played. I tried many brands, but when I get my kids theirs it'll be Yamahas all around.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Thank you, I got just what I wanted really quick.

    By Student

    from North Carolina

    About Me Child

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Play

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • School Bands

      Comments about Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

      Using it for 3rd grade music class.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome company to order from!!

      By Sassy06

      from Okc, ok.

      About Me Child

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

      Had to order a recorder for my daughter for her school music class. They offered the cheapest price available, and quality of instrument was great!!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Just what we needed!

      By Happygrandma

      from Kingsburg, California

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Low Distortion

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

          I purchased this item for my 9 year old granddaughter, as she is playing the recorder in her (school) music class. It's been just perfect for her! I have a beautiful old wooden recorder that I've played for years, and I'm surprised at how rich the tone is in hers. We've had so much fun playing together!

          I actually bought two of these, as my other granddaughter will soon be playing one as well. Great product for a great price, and super quick shipping to boot.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The best student soprano

          By Tim Givens

          from Virginia

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

          Costs a bit more than most and worth it. Very good intonation, and easy speaking in the high register. Quality fit and finish with nice tone. More than good enough to keep beginners and most amateur players happy.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Glad I bought here!

          By Jenn

          from NC

          About Me Child

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

          Exactly what we expected. No damage.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great price

          By Fabcab

          from Miami, Fl

          About Me Child

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Play
          • Quality Craftsmanship
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • School Bands

            Comments about Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

            Great first school instrument.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great service. Thank you!

            By Amy

            from Oswego, New York

            About Me Child

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Play
            • Quality Craftsmanship
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                Fast shipping and great service. Thank you!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect for what we needed.

                By Mom to Mad Liz

                from Winterville, NC

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Love the carrying case
                • Low Distortion

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Teaching tool for 6 yo

                  Comments about Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                  I bought these to help reinforce what my daughter is learning in school. I learned later in elementary school, but this is perfect for helping her practice and work on her finger dexterity. Really good quality instrument.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing sound quality

                  By B. TN

                  from Morristown, TN

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Inexpensive
                  • Sounds Amazing

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Learning To Read Music
                    • Teaching Children To Read

                    Comments about Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                    I'm using this recorder to teach my daughter to read music. It has a beautiful sound quality, is one piece, and inexpensive.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Product!

                    By HealthMatters

                    from Baltimore, MD

                    Comments about Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                    My 3rd grade daughter was required to get a Soprano Recorder for music class. I saw this one online and was a bit skeptical at first due to the low price. I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived. A quality product that produces fantastic sound. I highly recommend this product!

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    made out of Plastic

                    By Kristin

                    from NY

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                        I didn't read all the reviews or I would have seen that this recorder is NOT made of wood (the price point should have been a giveaway, i suppose).
                        For a plastic recorder, this one is just fine.
                        I have another Yamaha plastic recorder, ordered from this site from a few years ago & the pitch is exact between the two.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great for Beginner s

                        By teacher 3-4

                        from Oak Park, IL

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Excellent Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • School

                          Comments about Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                          Very easy for students to make a clear tone. Incredibly fast delivery, too.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Better than the rest

                          By Pete

                          from Hot Springs, Arkansas

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                              I have bought other plastic recorders that cost more but this one has the best sound.

                               
                              5.0

                              Yamaha is always amazing.

                              By Sherwood K.

                              from Randallstown, MD.

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Excellent Craftsmanship
                              • Great Intonation
                              • Great Sound
                              • Highly Responsive

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Performance
                                • Practice

                                Comments about Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                                I love the product so much. As a Yamaha fan,when I saw it I couldn't resist it.No wonder that it is performing flawlessly. I will always buy and recommend it to anyone interested in this product.

                                 
                                5.0

                                I have bought this product several years in a row.

                                By Musicteacher

                                from Virginia

                                About Me Professional Musician

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                                I use this recorder in my lower elementary class in a Montessori-based K-12 school, for grades 1-3.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Good product, great customer service

                                By Anne

                                from New York

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Great Sound
                                • Highly Responsive

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • As a toy

                                  Comments about Yamaha YRS-24B Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingering:

                                  I am a pre-service educator using this instrument in the classroom setting for introduction to instruments in very young children. There's only so much that can be done to give appeal to an instrument with a reputation as a toy for eight year olds, but Yamaha has done well to give the instrument as good a tone and sense of pitch as possible. A roomful of these doesn't hurt nearly as much as a roomful of lesser recorders.

                                  Service and delivery comments:

                                  Delivery was prompt, but the product arrived broken. When I called customer service, a representative named Tom answered the phone almost immediately and was very helpful throughout the entire process. I quickly received a new recorder at no extra cost to myself. I can't blame this company for something that happened during shipping, but even though it wasn't their fault, they still rectified the issue quickly and with excellent customer service. Talking to the representative was a breath of fresh air!

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