Reply To: Yamaha recorders- do they sound flat?

Ken In Dallas

And… Tuners don’t always have the purpose that most people think they’re for. We can make ourselves crazy with them. You might not be aware that a Yamaha Recorder is tuned to A442. Many inexpensive tuners don’t permit “tuning the tuner.” I agree with Katia 100%. Shoot for a pleasing tone; and as you expand your range on your instrument, try to keep it sounding full and pleasant from the highest to the lowest note. The first time you’ll likely want to tune, it will be to play along with a recording or another player. That’s often better done by ear rather than with a meter. — k —