John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. (short for JHS HORNBY) is known for providing variety of quality musical instruments and equipment from acoustic guitars, banjos and mandolins to cornets, violins and drums. The category of woodwind instruments is also on the list.One can buy all kinds of whistles, harmonicas, tin whistles and even xylophones and metallophones.
JHS Horny has a great selection of recorders which became best-selling among students and music schools. Made of high quality plastic, each recorder has air tight double sleeve joints ensuring exact tuning through the tonal range and ease of play.
Descant recorder (soprano recorder) is a woodwind instrument related to internal duct flute that suits for all ages and is considered to be one of the easiest instruments to master. Descant recorder is characterized by the small size, so its fingering space is relatively small.
There are two playing system for the recorder: Baroque or “English” fingering and German fingering. The second system is known to be
more difficult as it includes such an element as cross-fingering.
Many outstanding musicians made first steps into the music world playing the recorder.Serious players often choose a wooden version of this “flute” as it possess much richer and more original sound.
Another argument for selecting this instrument is the availability of a great number of studying material, textbooks, manuals etc. as this instrument is quite popular at primary educational institutions.