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Michael Ward
09-18-2013, 07:46 PM
Went to the Early Music Shop in Bradford and tried out lots of makes of soprano recorders. My soprano is a very old Maple I bought in 1981. I am playing recorders live in my new project. I had gone to get mine tuned by the resident recorder tech there who was trained at Moeck in Germany and I had to leave it. I ended up buying a really sweet grenadilla Moeck soprano..the intonation is better than mine with a much more focussed rich sound. I love it. I really like the Moeck recorders although I favour Kung Superio tenor and bass in pearwood. I've always felt the higher recorders sound better in the hard woods... I have pallasinder sopranino and rosewood alto but the lower recorders need for me the softer more spread sound you get in pearwood

SveinJo
09-18-2013, 08:06 PM
I have one too! Sadly, saxophones and recorders are not very compatible embouchure-wise, so I haven't played it in years.

Michael Ward
09-18-2013, 08:20 PM
Cool..a grenadilla Moeck? I don't play recorder very often to be honest but the embouchure is so simple ..I play more whistle. I really like the recorder though ...it's a much maligned instrument but played well it's really beautiful. I promise myself to play more but I never do. With most of my instruments whether sax, flute, recorder, whistle or clarinet I find I only really get into it if I have a live or recording session. Then I hammer it. Clarinet is easily for me the hardest in this respect.

dogster
09-18-2013, 08:40 PM
I have one too! Sadly, saxophones and recorders are not very compatible embouchure-wise, so I haven't played it in years.

I play recorder , flute sax and clarinet and the recorder actually helps my sax playing :)