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A wooden instrument invented in the Renaissance, which came to its height of popularity in the Baroque period. Many famous composers wrote music for the recorder, including Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann and Handel. The recorder has Several sizes ranging from the 'Garklein' which is about 4.5 inches long, to the 'Contrabass' whish is about 4 feet long. The instrument was re-popularized in the late 20th century as a device for teaching young children about music. Unfortunately, this leaves many under the impression that the recorder is not a "real" instrument, when in fact, it is a lovely, complex and difficult to master instrument. The recorder has many names- Flute a bec, in French, Flauto Dolce, in Spanish and Blocflute in German. Many times recorders are accompanied by harpsichords, whose ”ping” sound contrasts beautifully with the mellow sound of the recorder.
Person 1: Do you play an instrument?

Person 2: Yes, I play the recorder.

Person 1: LOL! I played the recorder in 3rd grade! I played three blind mice!!1

Person 2: *sigh*
by Mingreyy August 21, 2005
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a spanish word meaning the flipflop
used by latin moms to beat their child's ass
Latin mom: DO U NOT FUCKING LISTEN CHILD
Latin child: OH SHIT NOT LA CHANCLA
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Those plastic flutes that everyone got in 5th grade.
I could never play the recorder right
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A awful plastic "instrument" that 5 year olds play hot cross buns. People who claim they this plastic piece of shit are talentless , douche bags.
That loser chick in school plays the fricken recorder.
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And the recorder instrument records all the air out of the instrument
My recorder recorded all the air out as I played a beautiful melody
by A.B.C-QUEEN January 21, 2020
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