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Harmonic recorders: Mollenhauer & Nik Tarasov/Joachim Paetzold. Strong and powerful: this instrument will help you to hold your own when playing with other modern orchestral instruments or with a piano. It will be equally suitable for playing in a pop, jazz or folk band, in a string orchestra or a piano trio. This recorder won't go unheard!
A range of almost three octaves: the easy response and chromatic mobility as well as the extended note-range surpasses all traditional models.
Traditional fingering: The Modern Alto uses traditional Baroque fingering. Only the notes in the third octave require different fingerings.
SYNPOR block: artificial synpor is able to absorb moisture through its micropores. This way it doesn't swell and remains stable even after long playing sessions.
Range: f'-d'''', A' = 442 Hz.
Choose the voicing of your Modern Alto: "Voicing" means fine tuning of block and windway, the process by which the recorder maker makes basic decisions about the sound and purpose of the instrument.
Baroque Voicing - Baroque Sound. Full, round and distinguished sound, assertive even in combination with modern orchestral instruments. A range of 2 1/2 octaves with easy response.
Modern Voicing - Modern Sound. Strong, assertive and unmistakable - a sound full of character. A range of almost 3 octaves! Even, easy response and a clear and brilliant sound right into the highest register.
Harmonic recorders: The collaboration between recorder player Nik Tarasov and maker Joachim Paetzold resulted in 1996 in the development of the Modern Alto. It is the first modern recorder that follows the principle of Harmonic recorders with pure harmonics and a long bore: overblowing the first octave will produce clear in-tune harmonics whereas in traditional recorders the resulting sounds are not in tune and can at best be used as trill or alternative fingerings. Unimportant as it may at first seem, the ability to produce in-tune harmonics has far reaching consequences for the entire instrument -an incredibly strong and powerful low register and a range extending well into the third octave!
Purchased parts package:
* Cleaning rod wood
* Joint grease
* Recorder oil
* Fingering chart
* Maintenance instructions
All instruments dispatched by Orpheus Music are automatically insured for their full value at no extra cost to the customer.
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