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Yamaha ECODEAR Soprano Recorder

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The ECODEAR recorder is made of plant-based Ecodear plastic, the first application of this material in a commercially available musical instrument. ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Sweet-sounding recorder.

The ECODEAR recorder is made of plant-based Ecodear plastic, the first application of this material in a commercially available musical instrument. The material has a mellow, centered tone that is similar to that of wood recorders, but offers improved breath response and high-register control.

Ecodear plastic is a plant-based material created by combining polylactic acid derived from plants with other materials through an original Toray polymer alloy process, achieving characteristics that are similar to conventional oil-based resins. It is a safe material that has been used in home appliances, office equipment, and a variety of other items.

German and Baroque fingering systems
Yamaha offers a choice of either œGerman or œBaroque fingering systems on many models to accommodate local preferences and traditions. YRS-401: German system YRS-402B: Baroque system. Select from dropdown menu.


Order today and enjoy a sonorous instrument that encourages further musical pursuit.

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YamahaECODEAR Soprano Recorder
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Consistent (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Warm tone (5)
  • Easy to play (4)
  • Quality craftsmanship (4)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A nice new improvement on the 300 series resin recorders.

By Russ

from Huntington Beach CA

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Rich Sound
  • Warm Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Solo or small ensemble work

    Comments about Yamaha ECODEAR Soprano Recorder:

    This soprano gas a nice heft to it, and is slightly rounder in tone than the 300 series. The price is right.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    wow! best strong low "c" ever!!

    By amethyst

    from Bullhead City, AZ

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha ECODEAR Soprano Recorder:

        I bought this soprano recorder for a young student , who was wondering why my recorder sounded so much better than his - mine was an older Yamaha. Now I am blown away by the quality of this new ECODEAR recorder. I intend to order one for myself AND for a good friend of mine as a Birthday present. Hopefully there will be an ECODEAR ALTO Recorder soon!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Smooth Sound

        By Harris

        from Naples, Fl

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jazz Clubs
          • Small Venues
          • Symphonies

          Comments about Yamaha ECODEAR Soprano Recorder:

          Product is as advertised, better sound than standard resin recorders

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Pleasure to Play

          By aulos43

          from Bay Area, Northern California, USA

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompanied Solo (e.g. Baroque Sonata)
            • Consort of Baroque Recorders
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Yamaha ECODEAR Soprano Recorder:

            Standard fingering C4 through Eb7. Appears to be molded/tooled identically with the Yamaha YRS314B soprano baroque recorder.

             
            5.0

            I love this recorder!

            By Matt

            from Thompsonville, IL

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Yamaha ECODEAR Soprano Recorder:

                This new plastic compound gives the best plastic reorder sound that I have ever heard. It is one step closer to wood. It plays into the second octave easier than the series 300 recorders, which were very good. These have a focused tone and respond well for plastic. This is now my main practice instrument, and are perfect for outside performance, where heat and humidity are a concern. Best of the best plastic recorders!

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