In this wonderful musical world we live in, there has never been such an opportunity for the younger generation to start playing and learning a musical instrument. Age is no barrier!

From smaller plastic Flutes and Clarinets, to Saxophones that allow the smallest of hands to play the keys, Nuvo has been at the forefront. Their affordable and attractive Doods, TooTs, Flutes and jSax are easier to hold and play, producing those first exciting notes. Now Nuvo have designed their first Brass Band inspired learning instrument;

The jHorn

Normans Musical Instruments are pleased to offer the full range of Nuvo instruments and are excited to welcome the brilliant jHorn. The jHorn is a revolutionary brass training instrument suitable for beginners and casual players of all ages. Available in a range of colour options; Black, or White with colour trim (Blue, Green or Pink), there’s a perfect option for everyone!

Designed to allow youngsters to learn the embouchure and blowing technique associated with the lower brass instrument range, the jHorn excels. The jHorn provides the opportunity to learn important “brass” skills from as young as 4 years old. With a full, resonant tone and standard brass fingerings, it is also a lot of fun to play for the brass enthusiast who wants a lightweight, low cost, durable instrument to play on the go.

playing-the-jhornIs the jHorn really a horn?

The jHorn is tuned in Bb and plays the same register as the tenor trombone, euphonium and baritone horn. It comes with a unique multi-cup mouthpiece to enable experimentation with low, middle or high brass embouchures. You may also try standard trumpet, tenor horn and small shank trombone mouthpieces.

The jHorn can also be tuned in concert pitch (C-tubes included). This means that it can easily blend into Elementary/Junior school music programs such as WindStars. The WindStars program is a pre-band class curriculum that incorporates the jHorn along with the jSax, jFlute and Clarinéo. For more information visit the WindStars page.

The patented rotary face-valve technology provides a solution that looks and feels like piston valves but needs little to no maintenance apart from an occasional wash down with warm soapy water.

Does it sound the same?

When I played this wonderful small jHorn, I didn’t expect it to sound like an Edgware Baritone! Obviously, it has no brass to resonate or a large bell to project. But that’s not the point! The point is, it is really, really fun and will get small children started much, much quicker on a journey of brass performance excellence.

Plus points; Colourful & fun, good sound, very adaptable with tuning & mouthpiece cups, inexpensive and child-proof!

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About the author

Nick joined the Normans Sales Team after a musical career spanning 35 years; firstly as a principal trombonist in Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Band Service for 24 years, performing around the UK and worldwide, including on the Royal Yacht Britannia, and then within the education sector teaching GCSE and A Level Music and Music Technology. He is a keen Big Band, Jazz performer and Hi-Fi enthusiast.

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