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Soprano head piece Class flute

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Headjoint for soprano class flute, without sound stripes



The recorder from the Class Recorder series with the model designation: 117 built by Paetzold by Kunath is a recorder that always provides fun music-making in daily use.
This characteristic is due in large part to the masterful combination of the considered instrument model in combination with the expressive possibilities of the pear wood material used.

The material is pleasantly convincing in this instrument due to its sound characteristics typical of the material. The special qualities can be characterized like this: Woody and warm.

The scale

The geometry of the recorder's inner bore is slightly cylindroconical and wide. This type of bore gives the instrument its typical sound.
In principle recorders with a wider bore sound warmer, fuller, more fundamental and thus more suitable for ensembles than instruments with a narrower bore.

For what styles of music can the instrument be best used?

Birnbaum is particularly suitable for recorders used in folk and for beginning recorder playing.

Who is this recorder aimed at?

It follows from this that recorders made of pearwood are particularly suitable for ambitious amateurs, advanced players. An additional law to be considered is that a valuable instrument in most cases enriches the learning progress more than an at first sight inexpensive offer.

The wind tunnel of a recorder


The windway is the area in the instrument headjoint where the breathing air is formed into a thin sheet of air. This sheet of air is the basis of the instrument's sound. The vibration which generates the flute sound is produced at the labium. The shape of the wind channel is thus one of the formative basic features The model 117 from Paetzold by Kunath has a windway that is straight and conical in shape.
Conical windways accelerate the air leaf more than cylindrically shaped windways.
Wind tunnels are extremely complex in their design due to the system and many parameters play together.



The instrument Paetzold by Kunath Klassenflöte 117 is manufactured in the version: .


. It is not always possible to drill the tone holes in places in the that are easy and comfortable to grasp with the hands. Particularly in the case of low instruments, tone holes are located in positions that are ergonomically inadequate to grasp, due to address-relevant necessities. In these instruments, the instrument makers are fitted with mechanics that make gripping much {simplify|easier, or even possible in the first place.
The 117 instrument has the following keys: None. This allows it to be grasped by players with smaller hands. This key action is unique and legally protected. Especially in Taiwan and Korea, these models are often used in schools by leading teachers for young players.
But also adult players with small hands appreciate the advantages of the Ohne.

Multi-part design


The structural design in terms of multipartness of a woodwind instrument strongly influences the way in which the recorder can ensure uncomplicated handling in terms of easy gripping on the one hand, and compact transport on the other, when in use.
This is a point that should not be underestimated, especially when transporting larger (and sometimes several) instruments.
Experienced ensemble players can tell them a thing or two about it.

Packaging and accessories

The model comes standard with bag and the following accessories: Grease cup, wiper rod, fingering chart.

Hygiene tips

. If the flute is played by more than one person, you should consider sterilizing the blowing area if necessary for your own protection. For convenient but safe cleaning, Flautisept has proven to be effective. Flautisept is available in our assortment.

Hints on the way to a new recorder

. How do you find your future instrument for sure?
Ask acquaintances!
But don't let "well-intentioned" advice discourage you from testing an unfamiliar instrument yourself. Your musical perception is as unique as you are. Therefore, only you can decide which instrument touches you personally.
Our recommendation is therefore: Try different designs that you may not have tested before. You can lose nothing, but only gain experience.
More Information
Surface finish Geölt/Gewachst
Windway Gerade zylindrisch
Blowing type Direkt angeblasen
Article group Blockflöten
Sound characteristics Birnbaum: Weicher, chorischer Klang. Geeignet für das Spiel in der Gruppe
Construction 2-teilig (Kopf-, Unterstück)
Musical use Alle Stilarten
Material structure Birkensperrholz: Das Holz ist zäh, biegsam, elastisch, schwer spaltbar und mässig schwindend.
Packing mehrteilige Baumwolltasche
Model series Klassenflöte
Material Birnbaum
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