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Music Education is an important part of every child’s learning experience. Why settle for less than Aulos? The Aulos philosophy is that quality does matter and getting off on the right foot can sometimes mean the difference between a child enjoying and excelling or being frustrated and thus uninterested.

Aulos recorders are made using an almost indestructible ABS plastic. And, if the occasion ever does arise, each Aulos recorder has a lifetime warranty against plastic breakage. Which makes them perfect for youth education and use.

The Aulos Collection Major Features

  • Superb voicing
  • Patended double joint permits smooth joining with no air leaks
  • Constructed of strong, high-class ABS resin
  • Excellent intonation throughout full range of instrument
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Alto Recorder
Soprano Recorder
Alto Recorders

Alto Recorders are some of the easiest recorders to learn to play due to the large size and fingering set up suitable for adult hands.

All Aulos Alto recorders use Baroque (english) fingering unless otherwise noted and come with a simulated leather bag, cleaning rod, and fingering chart.

  • A209B Alto Recorder
    • A209B

    • Lowest priced Aulos alto recorder available.
    • Dark brown
    • Three-piece
    • Baroque (English) fingering
    • ABS plastic
    • Curved windway
    Buy at Rhythm Band Instruments
  • A309A Alto Recorder
    • A309A

    • For ensemble and solo playing.
    • Strong full sound throughout the register.
    • Excellent response.
    • Curved windway.
    • Ivory-colored mouthpiece, ring, and foot.
    • Dark brown; three-piece; Baroque (English) fingering.
    Buy at Rhythm Band Instruments
  • A509B Alto Recorder
    • A509B

    • For solo playing and performance with other instruments in a "broken consort."
    • SBright, rich tone quality, excellent carrying power and broad, dynamic range.
    • Ivory-colored mouthpiece, thumb bushing, ring, and foot.
    • Dark brown; three-piece; Baroque (English) fingering
    Buy at Rhythm Band Instruments
  • A709B Alto Recorder
    • A709B

    • This unique, high-quality alto recorder has been created on the basis of the refined design of the great craftsman Richard Haka, who built a new age of recorder in the 17th century."
    • Bright, rich tone quality, excellent carrying power and broad, dynamic range.
    • Dark brown; three-piece.
    Buy at Rhythm Band Instruments
  • A709BW Alto Recorder
    • A709BW

    • This unique, high-quality alto recorder has been created on the basis of the refined design of the great craftsman Richard Haka, who built a new age of recorder in the 17th century."
    • This alto recorder is the same as the A709 model, but includes beautiful wood grain finish.
    Buy at Rhythm Band Instruments

What exactly is a recorder?

The recorder is a woodwind musical instrument of the family known as fipple flutes or internal duct flutes — whistlelike instruments which include the tin whistle and ocarina. The recorder is end-blown and the mouth of the instrument is constricted by a plug, known as a block or fipple.

It is distinguished from other members of the family by having holes for seven fingers (the lower one or two often doubled to facilitate the production of semitones) and one for the thumb of the uppermost hand.

What is Baroque Fingering?

The Baroque fingering system is the most common and the only fingering system taught in the classroom.

It was the original fingering design for the recorder and remains the only design used by serious students and professionals. Some recorder manufacturers only offer the Baroque style fingering.

What is German Fingering

Originating in Germany in 1930, this fingering style was developed for use by beginners and school students. The German style simplifies recorder fingering by making it possible to go from note-to-note down the scale by simply adding one more finger (similar to a flutophone or tonette).

The German style has not caught on in the United States and is not used in the classroom. You can identify a German style recorder by the smaller finger hole third position up from the bell.

1, 2, or 3 Piece Recorder?

One piece recorders are best for beginning players and classroom settings. Why? Because younger players might have a tendency to turn the bodies (the joints) and make changes to the tuning.

Older, more accomplished players, and their teachers will appreciate the 2 and 3 piece recorders for playing in ensembles because of the ability to change tuning and gain more precise intonation

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Alto Recorder
Bass Recorder
Soprano Recorder
Alto Recorders

The Aulos collection of Bass recorders are made of highly resilient ABS plastic and is a minimum of 3 pieces for easy cleaning and transporting.

All Aulos Bass recorders use Baroque (english) fingering unless otherwise noted and come with a deluxe carrying bag, joint grease, cleaning rod, neck strap, and fingering chart.

  • A521 Bass Recorder
    • A521

    • Knick Style for Ensemble Playing
    • Comfortable Finger Stretch
    • Lightweight
    • Double Keys for F and F#
    • Direct Blow Ivory Colored Mouthpiece
    • Dark Brown
    • Two Rings and Foot
    Buy at Rhythm Band Instruments
  • A533B Bass Recorder
    • A533B

    • For ensemble playing
    • Full sound in all registers
    • Double Keys for F and F#
    • Double holes for G and G#
    • Comfortable finger stretch
    • Fitted with a bocal and built-in thumb rest
    • Ivory-colored mouthpiece, two rings, and foot
    Buy at Rhythm Band Instruments

What exactly is a recorder?

The recorder is a woodwind musical instrument of the family known as fipple flutes or internal duct flutes — whistlelike instruments which include the tin whistle and ocarina. The recorder is end-blown and the mouth of the instrument is constricted by a plug, known as a block or fipple.

It is distinguished from other members of the family by having holes for seven fingers (the lower one or two often doubled to facilitate the production of semitones) and one for the thumb of the uppermost hand.

What is Baroque Fingering?

The Baroque fingering system is the most common and the only fingering system taught in the classroom.

It was the original fingering design for the recorder and remains the only design used by serious students and professionals. Some recorder manufacturers only offer the Baroque style fingering.

What is German Fingering

Originating in Germany in 1930, this fingering style was developed for use by beginners and school students. The German style simplifies recorder fingering by making it possible to go from note-to-note down the scale by simply adding one more finger (similar to a flutophone or tonette).

The German style has not caught on in the United States and is not used in the classroom. You can identify a German style recorder by the smaller finger hole third position up from the bell.

1, 2, or 3 Piece Recorder?

One piece recorders are best for beginning players and classroom settings. Why? Because younger players might have a tendency to turn the bodies (the joints) and make changes to the tuning.

Older, more accomplished players, and their teachers will appreciate the 2 and 3 piece recorders for playing in ensembles because of the ability to change tuning and gain more precise intonation

Other Products from Aulos
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Soprano Recorder
Alto Recorders

The Aulos collection of Soprano recorders are made of highly resilient ABS plastic and come in a variety of colors, fingerings and intonations.

All Aulos Soprano recorders unless otherwise noted come with a carrying bag, and fingering chart.

  • A203A Soprano Recorder
    • A203A

    • Two-piece Soprano Recorder
    • Ivory Color
    • Detachable thumb rest
    • Single holes for low C and D provide ease of playing in lower register
    • Single holes for low C and D provide ease of playing in lower register
    • Baroque Fingering
    Buy at Rhythm Band Instruments
  • A103N Soprano Recorder
    • A103N

    • Built-in thumb rest places right hand in correct, relaxed position
    • Curved windway
    • Single holes for low C and D provide ease of playing in lower register
    • Dark brown with ivory-colored trim
    • Accessories: carrying bag and fingering chart
    • Baroque Fingering
    Buy at Rhythm Band Instruments
  • A102N Soprano Recorder
    • A102N

    • Built-in thumb rest places right hand in correct, relaxed position
    • Curved windway
    • Single holes for low C and D provide ease of playing in lower register
    • Dark brown with ivory-colored trim
    • Accessories: carrying bag and fingering chart
    • German Fingering
    Buy at Rhythm Band Instruments
  • A303AI Soprano Recorder
    • A303AI

    • Detachable thumb rest
    • Includes C# and D# holes
    • Accessories: Cloth carrying bag, fingering chart and cleaning rod
    • Three-piece Soprano Recorder
    • Baroque Fingering
    • Ivory Color
    Buy at Rhythm Band Instruments
  • A303ADB Soprano Recorder
    • A303ADB

    • Detachable thumb rest
    • Includes C# and D# holes
    • Accessories: Cloth carrying bag, fingering chart and cleaning rod
    • Three-piece Soprano Recorder
    • Baroque Fingering
    • Dark Brown
    Buy at Rhythm Band Instruments
  • A302A Soprano Recorder
    • A302A

    • Detachable thumb rest
    • Includes C# and D# holes
    • Accessories: Cloth carrying bag, fingering chart and cleaning rod
    • Three-piece Soprano Recorder
    • German Fingering
    • Dark Ivory
    Buy at Rhythm Band Instruments
  • A205A Soprano Recorder
    • A205A

    • For classroom, ensemble, and solo playing
    • Curved windway
    • Dark brown with ivory-colored mouthpiece, ring, and foot
    • Three-piece Soprano Recorder
    • Baroque Fingering
    • Excellent response with strong, full sound throughout the register.
    Buy at Rhythm Band Instruments
  • A204A Soprano Recorder
    • A204A

    • For classroom, ensemble, and solo playing
    • Curved windway
    • Dark brown with ivory-colored mouthpiece, ring, and foot
    • Three-piece Soprano Recorder
    • German Fingering
    • Excellent response with strong, full sound throughout the register.
    Buy at Rhythm Band Instruments
  • A503B Soprano Recorder
    • A503B

    • For solo playing and performance with other instruments in a "broken consort."
    • Curved windway
    • Bright, rich tone quality
    • Excellent carrying power and broad, dynamic range
    • Baroque Fingering
    • Dark brown with Ivory-colored mouthpiece, ring, and foot
    Buy at Rhythm Band Instruments
  • A703B Soprano Recorder
    • A703B

    • This high-quality soprano recorder with curved windway has been created on the basis of the refined design of the great craftsman Richard Haka, who built a new age of recorder in the 17th Century.
    • Accurate intonation and rich, expressive ability are characteristic of this unique instrument. Light brown.
    Buy at Rhythm Band Instruments
  • A703BW Soprano Recorder
    • A703BW

    • This high-quality soprano recorder with curved windway has been created on the basis of the refined design of the great craftsman Richard Haka, who built a new age of recorder in the 17th Century.
    • This soprano recorder is the same as the A703 model, but includes beautiful wood grain finish.
    Buy at Rhythm Band Instruments

What exactly is a recorder?

The recorder is a woodwind musical instrument of the family known as fipple flutes or internal duct flutes — whistlelike instruments which include the tin whistle and ocarina. The recorder is end-blown and the mouth of the instrument is constricted by a plug, known as a block or fipple.

It is distinguished from other members of the family by having holes for seven fingers (the lower one or two often doubled to facilitate the production of semitones) and one for the thumb of the uppermost hand.

What is Baroque Fingering?

The Baroque fingering system is the most common and the only fingering system taught in the classroom.

It was the original fingering design for the recorder and remains the only design used by serious students and professionals. Some recorder manufacturers only offer the Baroque style fingering.

What is German Fingering

Originating in Germany in 1930, this fingering style was developed for use by beginners and school students. The German style simplifies recorder fingering by making it possible to go from note-to-note down the scale by simply adding one more finger (similar to a flutophone or tonette).

The German style has not caught on in the United States and is not used in the classroom. You can identify a German style recorder by the smaller finger hole third position up from the bell.

1, 2, or 3 Piece Recorder?

One piece recorders are best for beginning players and classroom settings. Why? Because younger players might have a tendency to turn the bodies (the joints) and make changes to the tuning.

Older, more accomplished players, and their teachers will appreciate the 2 and 3 piece recorders for playing in ensembles because of the ability to change tuning and gain more precise intonation

Other Products from Aulos
FAQ
Aulos USA
Alto Recorder
Tenor Recorder
Alto Recorders

The Aulos collection of Tenor recorders are made of highly resilient ABS plastic feature sleek design cues and small to medium spaced finger holes.

All Aulos Tenor recorders use Baroque (english) fingering unless otherwise noted and come with a deluxe carrying bag, joint grease, cleaning rod, neck strap, and fingering chart.

  • A211A Tenor Recorder
    • A211A

    • Clear and gentle tone. No key.
    • This new model is lighter in weight and smoother in playing at the higher register. Narrow mouthpiece, stream-lined shape, smaller and less widely spaced finger holes provide attractive appearance and make this instrument very suitable for the smaller hand.
    Buy at Rhythm Band Instruments
  • A511B Tenor Recorder
    • A511B

    • For ensemble and solo playing
    • Strong, full sound throughout the register.
    • Excellent response
    • Double keys for low C and C#
    • Ivory-colored mouthpiece, thumb bushing, ring, and foot
    • Dark brown; three-piece; detachable thumb rest
    Buy at Rhythm Band Instruments

What exactly is a recorder?

The recorder is a woodwind musical instrument of the family known as fipple flutes or internal duct flutes — whistlelike instruments which include the tin whistle and ocarina. The recorder is end-blown and the mouth of the instrument is constricted by a plug, known as a block or fipple.

It is distinguished from other members of the family by having holes for seven fingers (the lower one or two often doubled to facilitate the production of semitones) and one for the thumb of the uppermost hand.

What is Baroque Fingering?

The Baroque fingering system is the most common and the only fingering system taught in the classroom.

It was the original fingering design for the recorder and remains the only design used by serious students and professionals. Some recorder manufacturers only offer the Baroque style fingering.

What is German Fingering

Originating in Germany in 1930, this fingering style was developed for use by beginners and school students. The German style simplifies recorder fingering by making it possible to go from note-to-note down the scale by simply adding one more finger (similar to a flutophone or tonette).

The German style has not caught on in the United States and is not used in the classroom. You can identify a German style recorder by the smaller finger hole third position up from the bell.

1, 2, or 3 Piece Recorder?

One piece recorders are best for beginning players and classroom settings. Why? Because younger players might have a tendency to turn the bodies (the joints) and make changes to the tuning.

Older, more accomplished players, and their teachers will appreciate the 2 and 3 piece recorders for playing in ensembles because of the ability to change tuning and gain more precise intonation

Other Products from Aulos
FAQ
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FAQ

What exactly is a recorder?

The recorder is a woodwind musical instrument of the family known as fipple flutes or internal duct flutes — whistlelike instruments which include the tin whistle and ocarina. The recorder is end-blown and the mouth of the instrument is constricted by a plug, known as a block or fipple. It is distinguished from other members of the family by having holes for seven fingers (the lower one or two often doubled to facilitate the production of semitones) and one for the thumb of the uppermost hand. The bore of the recorder is occasionally cylindrical but is usually tapered slightly, being widest at the mouthpiece end.

What is meant by Baroque fingering?

The Baroque fingering system is the most common and the only fingering system taught in the classroom. It was the original fingering design for the recorder and remains the only design used by serious students and professionals. Some recorder manufacturers only offer the Baroque style fingering.

What is meant by German fingering?

Originating in Germany in 1930, this fingering style was developed for use by beginners and school students. The German style simplifies recorder fingering by making it possible to go from note-to-note down the scale by simply adding one more finger (similar to a flutophone or tonette). The German style has not caught on in the United States and is not used in the classroom. You can identify a German style recorder by the smaller finger hole third position up from the bell.

Which is best for my classroom, 1 piece, 2 piece, or 3 piece recorders??

One piece recorders are best for beginning players and classroom settings. Why? Because younger players might have a tendency to turn the bodies (the joints) and make changes to the tuning. Older, more accomplished players, and their teachers will appreciate the 2 and 3 piece recorders for playing in ensembles because of the ability to change tuning and gain more precise intonation.

My students sometimes drop their recorders and they break!

Yes, we hear stories ranging from the recorder being dropped and broken in the classroom, to left in a backpack and run over by mom’s minivan. Not to worry Aulos recorders are made using an almost indestructible ABS plastic. And, if the occasion ever does arise, each Aulos recorder has a lifetime warranty against plastic breakage.

AULOS recorders are considerably more expensive than other plastic recorders. Why would I want to spend more when I can get them from the Dollar Store?

The same reason you wouldn’t purchase a child’s first real guitar at a discount retailer of this sort. Of course, there are plenty of wonderful deals to be had, but when it really matters you want the best. The Aulos philosophy is that quality does matter and getting off on the right foot can sometimes mean the difference between a child enjoying and excelling or being frustrated and thus uninterested.

How do I clean my student’s recorders?

Recorders usually come with a cleaning rod. The rod has a small oblong slot in one end in which you will insert a small lint free piece of cloth and insist that your students use it once a day when the recorder is being played. A germicide such as Sterisol can also be used to clean and disinfect. For a more thorough, more sanitary, cleaning use dishwashing liquid and warm water once a week.

Should I insist that my student use a neck strap?

If the recorder is being used, for instance, as part of an Orff instrumentarium, a neck strap can come in handy to keep the recorder close when movement is involved.

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