The Yamaha 20-Series is a set of just three electronic keyboards that offers incredible levels of power and sound quality in a sleek design.
From the manufacturer
Yamaha 20-series Recorders
Start with great sound
Yamaha has been building musical instruments for more than 130 years, so we know what it takes to make a great sound. Our 20-series models produce a classic recorder tone that’s pure and in tune across the whole instrument.
Easy for beginners
20-series recorders make it easy to play right from the start. The rectangular airway gives very little resistance, so even a light breath can make a clear note. A great choice for classrooms or beginners of any age!
Durable and safe
Made from the same kind of plastic used in countless popular toys, Yamaha 20-series recorders are built to last for years of reliable use. They can even be washed with soap and water, so keeping them clean is easy.
Our see-through blue, green and pink models are playful, but produce the same great sound as our standard ivory colored models. Have fun with your music without sacrificing your tone.
YRS-24B YRS-23 YRS-20BB YRS-20BG YRS-20BP Color Natural/Ivory Natural/Ivory Translucent Blue Translucent Green Translucent Pink Key C C C C C Body Style 3-piece 3-piece 3-piece 3-piece 3-piece Fingering Baroque German Baroque Baroque Baroque Bag Cotton Cotton Clear Plastic Clear Plastic Clear Plastic Material BPA-free ABS plastic BPA-free ABS plastic BPA-free ABS plastic BPA-free ABS plastic BPA-free ABS plastic
Baroque vs German fingering – what’s the difference?
The basic design of recorders was developed hundreds of years ago during the Baroque music period of the 1600’s and early 1700’s. This classical style is still preferred by many music teachers and schools, mostly because some specific notes play a little better in tune with this design.
In the 1920’s, instrument designers in Germany felt that the standard Baroque recorder was too difficult for beginners to learn, since some notes put the player’s fingers in positions that can feel uncomfortable. Because of this, they made a small change to make those notes easier for a beginner to play. However, there’s a trade-off – while the finger positions are easier, those same notes are harder to play in tune.
You can tell which version you have by looking at the 4th and 5th holes down from the top. If the 4th hole is smaller than the 5th, it’s Baroque. If the 4th hole is larger, it’s German. If you need a recorder to use in school, check with your teacher to make sure you get the right type!