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4.7 | 18,550 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Pros:* Multiple joints that slide well, easy to tune and adjust pinky holes* Sounds just like I remember from 20 years ago* I learned how to play the Harry Potter song and I can reliably get 70-80% of the notes correctCons:* My roommates have it made it clear that they don't think learning recorder is something a grown man should be
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By Ryan Sharp
On a Friday the school sends home a letter that says our kids are going to be learning the recorder and they need to bring one to school... on Monday.I crisis ordered this bad boy. Turns out there's options for recorders. It's been a minute since I played the recorder in grade school and I had no idea what I was shopping for. This is it
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By KBerco
Pros:- Really easy to grip.- No issues playing this thing. Easy finding material on the internet (sheet music) and YouTube (tutorials).Cons:- My dog believes I am summoning the devil whenever I play
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By Adam P.
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4.7 | 4,657 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I bought the three pack for myself and my children. I was surprised by how great they sounded. I like that you can tune them on the neck. It was really easy to pick up and play. I am able to play this by ear using this little recorder. The only issues I have is the transparency makes it so you see all the condensation. The neck get
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By Carrie S.
This is a fantastic recorder for the price. It's bascially very similar to major brands like Yamaha, but for a little less. This will work for school kids or for anyone who wants an interesting music making instrument. I'm going to give it some more practice and see if I can't make a song with this little instrument!Don't forget, if you
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By Lance Allen
My family is very diverse and everyone is challenged to learn a new instrument. We have selected inexpensive but not cheaply made ones to begin. The recorder appears to be an easy instrument to learn so was a definite choice. If you are far removed from the grade school education, you will need more than the included directions for
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By Tommie J Barkley
4.7 | 3,832 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Love them!! Great for the classroom!So I decided to create this video of the Silent Mind ~ Antique Design Tibetan Singing Bowl Set ~ With Mallet & Silk Cushion ~ For Meditation, Chakra Healing, Prayer ,Yoga, and Mindfulness ~ Perfect Gift & Woodstock Solo Silver Zenergy Chime- Eastern Energies Collection.I love the both of them, but I
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By Mervin A.
I have purchased many items through Amazon, but this is the first I've felt the need to review. I bought this to use in my Kindergarten classroom (along with the book "What Does it Mean to be Present?" and it has been amazing! We use it to get our bodies calm at the beginning of the day as well as after my students return from
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By TXgirl
I did my homework, and looked at many different chimes and Tibetan singing bowls. I am trying to teach myself to meditate, and to conquer my almost crippling anxiety. I had formed a vague idea that listening to a pure, resonating note from a chime might be a good way to center my mind and to bring my mind back when it tends to wander.
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By Connie
4.7 | 2,178 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Took a risk when I purchased this because it hadn't been reviewed. So glad I did. I own a Yamaha 402b Ecodear, a yamaha 314B, and a Hohner Pearwood. This is like playing a piece of heaven. The tone is mellow and rich. Just such a joy to play. I find it hard to believe this quality for under 20 bucks! The case is plastic, nothing
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By Daniel G
Most of us learn to play recorder on inexpensive plastic instruments. There is nothing wrong with that. Frankly some them (such as Eastar's own) sound and play amazingly well. -Far better than the plastic instruments of not too many years ago. But that said, there is nothing like the sound and feel of a well crafted wooden recorder.
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By Geetar Don
So, I play recorder, and I own several mid-range ones (those cost in the hundreds, whereas pro, handmade instruments can cost well into the thousands), as well as a Yamaha Ecodear and Aulos recorders (costs around $30 each), and I've tested the wood Hohner one. Given that, for a bit over $20, getting a wood recorder that actually plays
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By MD
4.8 | 1,093 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
+1 to all 5-Star comments! I used a very natural sounding ribbon microphone (an AEA R84) to capture the beautiful sound of this
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By Rainbow Hype
I purchased another chime (for my class) and was beyond disappointed. Broken when it arrived.I went back and purchased this one. What a difference. For my listening ears, this is "music to my ears." The tone is beautiful, and it lingers. The video shows the left (dud purchase) and the the right (this product). I banged hard on the
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By sandy
This chime has a lovely sound, but the thread holding the chimes in place breaks somewhat easily, and it seems impossible to repair it yourself in a way that works. Every material I've tried stretches out over just a day or so, plus, it's nailed into place on each end, so you're stuck with a knot showing. I reached out to the company to
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By Kelly Baxter Golding
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4.7 | 1,689 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I broke this bad boy out at a Little League championship game. Birds dropped dead from the sky. I can't even transport it. I tried wrapping it in a sweatshirt and it still clanked around like I had a sack full of gnomes playing horseshoes. You could tie it to a buoy and keep freighters off the rocks.It's
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By David Traver Adolphus
I consider myself to be a connoisseur of cowbells. I've been a professional jazz cowbell player since I was 3 years old growing up in the backwoods of Omaha (the true origin of jazz cowbell playing). I have a collection of over 2,322.4 cowbells and have never been satisfied. That was until I stumbled across this beauty. This cowbell is
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By Lindsey
Love the cow bell. Bought it to teach my horse to ring a bell. He loves
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By Cathy G
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4.7 | 1,421 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
My son needed a recorder for music class in school, so we bought this one. There is nothing more satisfying than the harmonious melodies of a 10 year old learning to play a recorder. It is so gratifying, I plan on purchasing 2 more to give to my sister's boys as Christmas gifts. I am an awesome big
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By Nailhead Ford
This is probably the best $10 I have spent in at least a few months. They are very well made, not cheap dollar store plastic waste of money recorders. These are identical to the ones we had back in elementary school 20 um I mean like 10 years ago!They come individually packaged, very nice bags to keep each one in. Along with a cleaning
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By Melissa McVicar
Perfect plastic recorder for the beginning musician. You might regret buying it when you first hear those ear- piercing notes, but it is fun to play and encourages practice so things get better quickly. Same fingerings as a clarinet ( at least in the high notes), so you can use it if you're trying to get a sense of whether a more
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By String Theory
4.6 | 3,945 customer ratings
90% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I've played trumpet for 10 years (on and off). This trumpet is really amazing for the price. Sound quality, durability, and design is really amazing for the price. I'd find it hard to imagine any band teacher saying it's a bad trumpet because it has all you need for someone starting out or in the intermediate phase like
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By Matthew Smith
My husband has been playing trumpet for 15 years. He has owned a Bach, several student models, and even a Holton model. He said this trumpet has very smooth airflow, the valves are heavy duty and great quality. The trumpet is solid and not at all flimsy. The finish is beautiful. It has a copper lead pipe. He said its a beautiful
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By RatingQueen
There is only one reason to give it five stars: it is a hundred-dollar instrument, and I have some deep philosophical objections to them. That said, this is as good as a hundred-dollar instrument can be. No, it is better than you should expect. It's a three-hundred dollar instrument masquerading as a hundred-dollar instrument.What it
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By Michael D. Sweeney
4.6 | 2,371 customer ratings
93% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
- Some really positive stuff -* This is a full brass trumpet, not one of the cheapie plastic trumpets that cost as much or more. It looks gorgeous, the finish is smooth and bright and polished to a mirror finish. I don't know how to tell if it's thick and will last, but my son's Yamaha trumpet has dulled over the years of use and abuse
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By Nexus One
I must admit for the price I was extremely skeptical, but with the abundance of positive reviews I ordered this horn. I am very positively impressed. Upon unboxing, I very closely examined the horn; the plating and finish is flawless. The slides are smooth, as are the valves. I oiled the valves, and I put the horn to the test. Valve
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By Rodney Beanheimer
I've been playing trumpet nearly 3 years now...Got a good deal on a used Bach Stradovarius trumpet...for $2,000. I've played piano for 40 years so I'm pretty musical, but I know it's easier to learn on a good instrument...and it's good to have an instrument you can take pride in. (in a humble way). But now that I'm peelin' the wall paper
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By Craig Kennedy
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4.6 | 1,642 customer ratings
89% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
As with any recorder, this one is just irritating enough to get the job done. My daughter loves it and it is getting her through the recorder phase in school. This recorder, much like any other "professional" recorder, suggests to a child that they have the potential to be a professional recorder player one day in their future
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By Jessi B.
This is a great recorder. We just use it at home for fun. I hope to eventually teach my children how to play something on it but for now they just pretend to know what they are doing and have a blast. It comes in a nice little bag with some sort of cleaning rod. I should probably read the directions on how to use that but just the fact
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By BattFam
Let me start by saying I did not buy this with the expectation of making music with it. My 6 year old wanted a recorder and I saw the price and figured it would make a great surprise as she was working towards a goal on a sticker chart. It came just like it looks and she loves the case it came with. It seems sturdy enough. If you have a
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By Smithie13
4.6 | 1,564 customer ratings
89% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This is a lovely little tongue drum that is fun to sit and enjoy the sound of. No matter how learned you are with it. Highly recommend
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By IrishPirateQueen
Nice small drum with good sound but the company name etched on top ruins the aesthetic. I will be returning. Color is closer to black than
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By nikkiB
Tone is garbage, notes are off key. 4 of the keys make no noise at all. A non-musician may enjoy the novelty of it, but as a trained one myself I insist that you save your money and get a larger/ better quality item.
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By Ajah Vu
4.5 | 3,265 customer ratings
88% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
For the price you simply cannot go wrong. I usually hate cheap horns that my students get. I have seen some of these Taiwan / China horns literally fall apart in kids hands. But after reading the reviews of the Mendini I decided to give it a go for my daughter when she wanted to join band.Well... my beautiful old 90 year old Conn Chu
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By bookscdsdvdsandcoolstuff
I purchased this Sax in 2014 for my then 6th grade daughter. I didn't want to spent a ton of money on something I wasn't sure she was going to follow through with. 3 years later and she is 1st chair in the Advanced/Jazz band! This has been perfect. We had a few issues but all were minor. Now I'm going to purchase another for my son who
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By Toothfairy
You get what you pay for. Very poor quality product. I read the reviews on the saxophone before purchasing. Yes, there was some 1 star reviews, but there were tons of good reviews that I thought offset the bad ones. Boy was I wrong! As you can read for yourself on plenty of other reviews, the low C is useless. Completely useless. Most of
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By Carrie L
4.7 | 745 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This drum has a wonderful sound, in special when played  with the mallets included. The finger tapping is ok but I found that it was too muted for my liking and my fingers got sore quickly. The mallets are comfortable and produce a lovely sound.  The drum looks well made, its small and portable in his own carrying bag, also
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By Sra Lobaluz
I like the smooth sounds of this steel tongue drum. It is calm, serene sounds are amazing. When I play, I automatically want to fall asleep. Other times, it takes me to another place when I'm in nature playing it. I truly recommend purchasing this instrument as it will change your life, especially if you're looking to heal or just
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By Sirod D.
I ordered this after seeing some positive reviews. However, right away, using two different tuners, it showed it is out of tune. These drums MUST come in tune because trying to tune them yourself is difficult and can easily make them unreturnable. This is per their own literature. The stickers for the numbers weren't applied with care,
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By Only Honest Reviews
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4.5 | 2,487 customer ratings
87% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
What a mistake. I bought this for my wife so that she could summon me to make her another martini or bring her a snack. She said she loves this "butler bell." I hate it. Every time I hear it, I come running. Where's my bell? Nobody is waiting on me. I need a butler bell, too, and a butler! Seriously, though, it's well made and
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By Kevin C. Steiger
Got this for my wife after an operation so she could summon me ;) . Very attractive and nice quality sound. She likes it a lot -- maybe too
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By Munchiniwa
This was perfect for my
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By Nichole Graves
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4.7 | 642 customer ratings
92% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I really liked the size and sound. We bought it for a friend that had major surgery and needed a quick way to get assistance. Worked like a
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By Terry D.
I bought this bell so my husband (who is recovering from surgery), who cannot get out of bed by himself or change positions without help, could call for help. Our grandson, who came to stay with us a few weeks to take care of us, could hear the bell when it was rang. It worked like a charm. I fell during the night one night and my
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By B. Boler
Other bells say they are loud, but they are not... this one really is. I needed it for a Christmas event in my neighborhood, but I am planning to use it to break up the cats when they are fighting: this will scare them and completely distract them. Heavy and well-made. Completely
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By Carol F. Goodson
4.6 | 934 customer ratings
91% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
Ok, writing a review now finally after my son has used this trombone after 5 months of 6th grade. Unlike the flute my daughter used, that we decided (wisely) to rent, I decided that a trombone has so few moving parts that we should go for buying a low end one. We definitely made the right call. This is a really nice, completely usable
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By Jenny or Jon
The Mendini trombone is certainly a beautiful player for its price. The lacquer is stylish, the slide moves freely, and it plays very well.However, there are a few problems that could be fixed and are simply minor inconveniences.Upon unboxing, the slide tends to be stiff. There were no dents and the slides were parallel, so I concluded
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By Heung Rok Lee
I purchased this instrument for my son in August 2016, so after 1 year of use I am back again to write my review and research the warranty. Just be aware that you get what you pay for.The reason I purchased it in the first place is the school wanted a $75.00 instrument rental fee, which I paid the first year. My son loved playing the
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By HappyMom28
4.7 | 605 customer ratings
94% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
When I was 10 years old, I wanted to learn to play an instrument. All the violins were assigned so I was assigned the cello. I was 3 1/2 feet tall and 42 pounds. I could barely hold it up and was lost behind it both literally and figuratively. I live alone and during this pandemic are trying hard to take advantage of having too much
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By Connie
I purchased this package as a starter violin. At 35 years old I decided that I always wanted to learn so what the heck! I highly highly highly recommend this violin. The package has everything you need and the violin is beautiful, feels well made, and just sounds wonderful to my untrained ear. So many people have told me how they
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By Amazon Customer
This is my first violin- I bought it to take lessons with my daughter, who was renting from a music store. I think hers was in the $800 range to buy, and it sounded fine, but this violin sounds better! I'm still a novice so I don't know if it's the strings or the instrument itself, but it has such a rich warm sound. My instructor was
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By Trioadastra
4.5 | 1,686 customer ratings
88% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This Eastar EFL-2 is an incredible budget flute that can rub elbows with the bigger brand names in the same category! I have been a high school band director for 18 years and upon inspection, this flute is just as robust as instruments 3, 4, 5x its price! I had an advanced flute player use it in band and in the mix, the flute definitely
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By ICO MEDIA
Great quality for such a cheap flute. I played in high school and the pads on my old flute were shot. I wanted something I could use for my recordings .. I'm an independent songwriter and musician. This flute fit the bill. It's every bit as good as my student flute from school. It's been 36 years since I played so all halftones and
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By Mara
Best buy out there, especially if you are a beginner. I am not, but didn't want to spend a thousand dollars on a new flute.Unfortunately I never received the advertised stand, otherwise I was very satisfied and you'll not find more satisfactory flute for that low, low price.UPDATE: They read my review and sent me a stand immediately!
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By Teg Fulton
4.5 | 1,568 customer ratings
86% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
This instrument is a real steal for the price. I received it at the promised time, which was great. Keep in mind to this review that I'm a beginning player, just with an ear and eye for detail. Now to the actual instrument:Violin:- Sounds alright, doesn't sound extremely bright or dark. Doesn't sound extremely shrill and piercing(in a
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By Unique Username
I've been playing my Mendini 4/4 MV500 violin for 14 months now and absolutely love it. To put my review into context, I am in my 40s and decided just over a year ago to fulfill a longtime desire to learn the violin. I now have 50 lessons under my belt and am playing scales, arpeggios and some simple children's tunes.The favorable
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By DM
Size: 3/4I play a violin myself but my daughter wanted to start violin this year and so I hopped online to see what was available in a beginner/kids format. After watching some reviews (Mostly Allison the Piano and Violin tutor) I ended up purchasing this Mendini MV500. So let's get to it!Contents:1 Violin2 Bows1 Case2 Bridges2 sets of
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By Janie
4.5 | 1,288 customer ratings
88% of the ratings are 4-stars or 5-stars
I just got my Glory silver/gold keys E Flat Alto Saxophone in the mail today. It came very nicely packaged everything pictured in the description. I cannot believe how great this horn sounds! I previously had a professional sax that I paid over $2,000. This one was just over $200 and it sounds BETTER! Even with the mouthpiece that
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By Bonnie J. Mcphail
I bought 4 of these Glory Alto Saxophones recently for a band class I'm teaching this year for beginners at our small school in rural Alaska. Obviously the most compelling feature is the price (relative to many student models that start near or over $1,000), but I was also drawn by the overall decent reviews. Alto sax is the instrument
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By Akiuk Memorial School orders
I'm a working piano player with over 50 years of professional experience. I played sax in Jr. high & high school band & decided I wanted to take up sax again. I read all of the mixed reviews but with the cheap price & the beauty of the sax I bought one. That was a mistake.I bought the black body one with gold keys & it's a beauty. When I
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By BluesPiano88