YAMAHA SOPRANO RECORDER GERMAN/ SERULING
Soprano F (Alto B♭) tone fingering is in sequence with the rest of the scale.
Fingering for sharp (♯) and flat (♭) notes is difficult.
The same fingering cannot be applied when playing recorders that differ in size.
On a soprano recorder, playing a simple melody with a narrow range in a pitch range such as C major or F major presents no particular issue with a German style recorder, but performing a piece with a wider range or accidentals (sharps and flats) is more difficult.
Also, as models other than the soprano are mostly made in the Baroque style, if fingering is learned on a German-style soprano model, it cannot be applied on a Baroque-style instrument. For consistency throughout, from elementary school through to lifelong learning, using a Baroque-style instrument is recommended.