The csakan generally sounds delicate in a low descant pitch (lowest note usually a-flat) and thus enriches the recorder family with an additional interesting sound quality. The response over two octaves is secure in the high as well as the low register. Historically, the csakan, also known as the walking stick recorder, along with other instruments of the recorder family, bridged the gap between the height of the recorder’s popularity in the baroque period and its rediscovery in the twentieth century.
Playing in and maintenance
A new wooden recorder requires playing in. Allow your new csakan time to get used to the humidity and warmth that comes with playing. You can use this time to get used to the characteristics of your new instrument.
Playing in: In the first three to four weeks play daily – but never for longer than 20 minutes. Select slow passages. Discover every single tone – how does it sound best?