Nuvo Launches jHorn Brass Training Instrument
The jHorn is the latest addition to Nuvo’s expanding range of innovative pre-band instruments. Designed specifically to suit young students trying out brass for the first time, the jHorn is compact, lightweight and durable.
With standard horn fingerings, the jHorn plays the same register as a baritone horn or euphonium but has a unique multi-cup mouthpiece to allow students to experiment with low, middle and high brass embouchures. It can also be played with a standard trumpet, alto horn or small bore trombone mouthpiece.
Another innovative feature is the valve system. With piston-type actuators, the patented rotary face valves are low maintenance and require no valve oil. The whole instrument can be flushed out frequently and quickly with hot soapy water. The jHorn is tuned in the key of Bb but has a set of C tuning slides. This means it can be converted to play in concert pitch to play along with the other instruments in Nuvo’s pre-band program, WindStars. As well as being perfect for kids, the jHorn is proving popular as a fun travel instrument for adult amateur brass players looking for a lightweight alternative for a quick practice on the go.
Nuvo continues to innovate to bring more kids into music at an earlier age, bridging the gap between recorders and beginning band.