Introducing, the NUVO jHORN:
Nuvo’s first “brass” instrument was created with some clear design objectives in mind. Like all Nuvo instruments, the primary objective was that it should be suitable for beginners in the Elementary/Junior classroom. The instrument would have to perform at a level that inspires young beginners while also providing a fun practice environment for amateur brass players. For the classroom it needed to be practical – lightweight, durable and easy to maintain. Nuvo also wanted to eliminate valve oil – valve oil and kids don’t mix! It should also provide the opportunity for kids to explore different mouthpiece options to see whether they prefer low, middle or high brass.
DESIGN: Nuvo are passionate about improving instrument design. The Nuvo design process starts by taking a fresh look at the form, mechanisms and materials commonly found in traditional instruments, many of which have their design roots in the 1800s. Our instruments respectfully preserve the musicality of traditional instruments while adding modern innovations that make learning more effective, especially for children.
- Tuning in Bb or Concert C (extra tubes included to switch key as preferred)
- Fingering is the same as a standard trumpet, but one octave lower
- ABS Resin body – lightweight, durable and 100% waterproof
- Multi-cap mouthpiece provides options for beginners to try playing low, middle or high brass
- Compact, ‘huggable’ design, suited for children to hold and play
- Finger buttons respond to light touch and short travel, suitable for small fingers
- Silicone water valve – no spring, low maintenance, reliable design
- Rotary Face Valves – low maintenance, requiring no valve oil
- 100% waterproof, able to be washed and cleaned in warm soapy water
- Plenty of music available in Bb brass, or with the WindStars 2 curriculum
The Nuvo jHORN can be played with a metal TENOR HORN mouthpiece for superior tone and playability.
Nuvo jHORN is available in these colours:
- Black (NU-N610JHBBK)
- White/Green (NU-N610JHWGN)
- White/Blue (NU-N610JHWBL)
- White/Pink (NU-N610JHWPK)
Due to small parts, not suitable for children under 36 months.
Nuvo create instruments that are:
- Suitable – Our instruments are ergonomically suitable for all ages. They are lightweight and easy to handle.
- Tuneful – Our instruments are designed to make note production easy for beginners but the quality of the tone is not compromised.
- Durable – Our instruments can withstand extreme use making them particularly suited to the classroom. It is safe to keep them assembled and out on a desk stand or wall hanger, which encourages more frequent practice.
- Personal – Our instruments can be customised. We provide a choice of colours, styles and special editions.
- Practical – Our instruments are easy to carry around, assemble and clean. The materials used are 100% washable in warm soapy water! They are easily maintained.
- Accessible – Our instruments are affordable for school programs at all levels worldwide
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