The Structure of the Recorder
Learning the names of its parts

Parts of a recorder

Straight type
Easy to play, gentle timbre. Combines pleasantly with other sounds.

The shape of the windway:Straight type

Arched type
Easier to control breath due to the degree of resistance felt when blowing. Brilliant timbre with a degree of tension.

The shape of the windway:Arched type

There are recorders that are comprised of bodies split into two joints, and also instruments that are split into three joints. On a three-joint recorder, the foot joint can be rotated, offering the advantage of being able to adjust this section to reposition the tone hole so that it can be more easily reached by the little finger of the right hand.