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Yamaha YRF21 Fife

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Overall 6
6.0

Beware - This is not a Recorder

E. Hernandez, amazon.com
14 December 2011
  • Summary: I am not a Flute Player, or any other Wind Instrument Player for that matter, but did have a Recorder when young and found it relaxing just to play whatever came out of my imagination for a while from time to time. I bought this Fife with the same intent. However, thanks to my ignorance as regards wind instruments, I did not realize how much more difficult it would be to get any kind of reasonable and pleasant sound out of a Fife than a Recorder.
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Overall 10
10

Great to develop beginning flute students!

Sandy Saathoff, amazon.com
29 November 2011
  • Summary: As a flute instructor, I have found starting young students on this "fife" to be the most economical and efficient way to develop tone and technique, especially when paired with Liz Goodwin's "The Fife Book". The embouchure and fingerings are identical to the flute and after several months of instruction, students can make an easy switch to the traditional concert flute if/when desired, while maintaining their full tone and fingering skills.
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Overall 10
10

Great

Natasha, amazon.com
15 November 2011
  • Summary: This instrument its good, great sound, its made with plastic and its very functional at a really cheap price its a deal
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Overall 10
10

I Like My Yamaha Fife

Denise Borum "Denise Borum, JD", amazon.com
13 August 2011
  • Summary: I received my fife two days after I placed my order. I was successful at producing a nice sound from the fife. I am going to practice my long tones and fingering. I like the way it's made, You'll have to make adjustments so that you can blow the fife comfortabley. That's nothing new because I made those same adjustments with the nickel flute that I own, as well as with my recorders. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase.
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Overall 10
10

Accurate intonation

Kwong W. Lee "kwwalee", amazon.com
13 June 2011
  • Summary: Although this is not a traditional fife but it comes with lovely warm tone and accurate intonation. I own another cooper fife and I don't think the Cooperman fife has better intonation than this Yamaha "TOY" that I bought with $5 with shipping included. (25 years ago it was $6) If you are a flute student or you want to learn playing flutes you should buy one.
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Overall 10
10

Yamaha YRF-21 Fife, Key of C

frmgirl, amazon.com
11 February 2011
  • Summary: This was a birthday gift for my 16 yr old. She enjoys musical instruments and requested this. She also has Yamaha alto and soprano recorders. She has not been disappointed.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not a true fife but very nice sound

Daeld, amazon.com
7 January 2011
  • Summary: I was interested in this "Fife" and at the price I could not resist. Here are the quick pros and cons: Pros: Beautiful, "pure" sound. Not too breathy. Good esp for the price. Great for transitioning from a recorder/pennywhistle to a transverse woodwind instrument (eg flute, fife, irish flute, piccolo, etc) The plastic feels sturdy Tight two-head construction allows for it to be somewhat tuneable Cons: This is not a true Fife. It is actually a transverse recorder.
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Overall 4
4.0

Unique fingering is not helpful

Jane Gardener, amazon.com
15 December 2010
  • Summary: The unique fingering on this instrument is not helpful. True recorder fingering would have produced clearer pitches, and easier fingering for playing in all keys, but Yamaha decided to invent a different spacing to the holes. IF they had just used recorder fingering, they would have had a pretty good cross-blown, chromatic instrument with tried and true fingering.
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Overall 10
10

A great beginning insturment

Monkey Dad "Tom", amazon.com
20 September 2010
  • Summary: This is an ideal inexpensive first real instrument. My six year old daughter wants to learn to play the flute and this is the instrument they play in the first class. Her instructor says her students learn the same finger positions as they use on a high quality fife. She also says that because it's even a little more difficult for the mouth with the Yamaha fife, the children who first learn on this instrument develop good technique.
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Overall 10
10

Wonderful

Scott Hood, amazon.com
11 February 2009
  • Summary: Absolutely Wonderful. I had one of these until recently and had to give it away to someone special so I was a bit worried I wouldn't be able to replace it.
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