I remember how much fun it was in 4th grade. But I have been reading up and am not gonna go ultimate cheaper status with the 5 dollar soprano recorder. Im gonna start out on an Alto recorder which has a tone that is hauntingly beautiful and classic. Besides that its in F which would lead me up to a Bass Recorder in the future. I read that sim wood grain plastics are the best. I am gonna give the Aulos Alto 300 series a try and go with 'The Recorder Guide' which teaches both soprano and alto side by side. I would like to try the Aulos 700 series which is about 20 more. But I think I will be fine with the 300 and wont be out so much if I dont play too often or lose interest. But I think having a wind instrument under my belt and playing all the great classics will be too good to lose heart on. Anyone else play one?