Yamaha YRF-21 Fife with german fingering is very much a cross between a recorder and a flute, in that, like a flute, you blow across the mouth hole to produce the sound, but, like a recorder, you cover the open holes with your fingers to achieve the different pitches. Still used in some military bands, the Fife is a wonderful instrument, and serves as an excellent starting point to learning the beginnings of good flute technique. This quality Yamaha Fife is easy to play with accurate intonation, which makes it possible for anybody who follows proper basics to produce beautiful sound. This flute is beige in colour and made of ABS resin. Cotton case and fingering chart are included.