The recorder was popular during Medieval times through the Baroque era. During its heyday, it was associated with pastoral scenes, miraculous events, funerals and marriages. It made a revival in the 20th century due to its suitability to be a teaching instrument for younger players.
Recorders are made of either plastic or hard woods and come in a variety of sizes. They have 7 finger holes to make the pitch and are capable of playing between 2-3 octaves.