To ensure your new wooden recorder maintains its quality it is important to break it in properly from the beginning. It is very easy to ruin a new instrument by over playing. The wood needs to adjust to the humidity of your breath gradually. We recommend the following guidelines:
- in the beginning play your instrument every day, but for no more than 15 minutes per day;
- keep mainly to the middle register and avoid playing many long high notes;
- be sure to blow out the windway and wipe the instrument dry after each session.;
- after 2 weeks gradually increase your daily playing time by 5 minutes from week to week for the next 4 weeks.
Following this schedule will ensure your recorder continues to sound its best and give you many years of enjoyment.