Musikinstrumente + Verlag GmbH

MOECK • Lückenweg 4  D-29227 Celle

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Wood or Plastic?

The advantage of the professionally made wooden instruments is their excellent quality of sound. Children can perceive the difference in quality and this ability should be developed during lessons. Wood reacts very sensitively to the way it is treated by the player. Looking after a wooden recorder requires and trains a certain sensitivity which children are never too young to learn.


Instruments with a plastic head or even entirely made of plastic can have a satisfactory sound. They are to be recommended for small children as they are extremely robust. Plastic instruments do not mind being knocked about.