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The Nuvo jFlute Kit includes; padded case with carry strap, jFlute with stainless steel collars and silver key caps, fully adjustable curved head joint, D foot extension, pull-through cleaning cloth with cleaning/setting stick, left hand key extensions, detachable Firstnote lip plate and standard lip plate, key tool and adjusting screwdriver.
Locked Crown and Plug Setting System
The locked crown prevents accidental removal while still allowing adjustment of the plug by a technician if necessary. Unlike a traditional plug, the Nuvo head joint allows the plug assembly to be driven out by applying pressure directly onto the plug face. This makes for quick and easy cleaning and adjustment if necessary.
Snap-On Lip Plate System
The lip plate can be easily removed using the provided tool as shown. Alternative lip plates will be available to suit different playing styles. The standard lip plate provided with each instrument is easy blowing and provides for good volume and tone control.
Firstnote Lip Plate
The Firstnote Snap-On lip plate is provided as an option with every instrument. It has a recorder-like mouthpiece that enables beginners to play notes and simple tunes right from the very first lesson. This is very encouraging and enables the student to concentrate on fingering and good posture before focusing on the more difficult challenge of mastering embouchure with the standard lip plate.
Radial Setting Marks
The straight head joint has radial setting marks which can be used to help the student to set-up consistently in a way that suits the individual player.
Lightweight and Durable Main Body
The body and key work of the flute are made from advanced polymer resins, which means that the flute is lightweight, durable and 100% waterproof. Perfect for school programs and beginners of all ages.
Silicone Comfort Pads
Two silicone pads positioned for the left hand index finger and the right thumb provide a comfortable and secure location for the support points. This prevents slipping and helps the student to maintain good posture while practicing.
Direct Action Thumb Key
The thumb key acts directly onto the Bb key, which reduces friction and gives a more direct response. It has an easy action and can be played either by rolling or sliding the thumb.
Removable Key Extensions
Key extensions for the left hand middle, ring and pinky fingers provide for more comfort and control particularly for younger players. They can be easily removed and replaced with the standard key caps which are provided with each flute.
Self-Leveling Silicone Pads
The silicone pads have a tiny air gap behind the contact point which allows them to self-adjust to take up any small variations that may arise. This means that the instrument will not go out of adjustment even in extreme use situations such as school programs. The pads are also 100% waterproof so you can wash the instrument or play in the rain!
Stainless Steel Pivot Rods
All rods are made from high grade stainless steel which provides good stability and low friction key action.
Removable Key Caps
The silver colored key caps can be removed with the special tool included. This enables the attachment of key extensions for the left hand middle, ring and pinky keys. It also enables the student to personalize their flute with colored key caps. These can be positioned to guide the fingers to the correct touch keys and color coding can be used for teaching aids.
Bayonet Fit C Foot
Unlike traditional metal flutes, the C foot joint carries only the C and C# keys while the D# or right hand pinky key is positioned on the main body. This means that students can practice without the C foot until they are ready. The C foot is quickly and easily attached with a twist to lock it securely in position.
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Comments about Nuvo jFlute Plastic Junior Flute Kit:
I'm a professional flutist with a collection of about 50 flutes, shakuhachis, and recorders. I bought a black jFlute for my 9 year old daughter earlier this year. She ended up starting trumpet, while I ended up falling in love with the flute! The jFlute certainly doesn't replace my silver and wood flutes, but it is a welcome addition to my collection, and does some things that the other flutes can't do nearly as well. For example, it's perfect for playing at the lake, in and out of the water... or in the shower! Imagine, a flute you can go swimming with! In addition, its curved head joint makes it feather light and perfect for playing solely with the left hand, leaving the right free for a range of other instrumental possibilities (piano, vibes, percussion etc). As for the jFlute's sound, it's a bit like the Indian bansuri, an ancient transverse reed flute that is also very light weight and has a softer, mellower timbre than the modern orchestral flute. (I should add that the jFlute does not project quite as well as the standard western flute, a quality that might, in the hands of a beginner, make it less effective in band or orchestra settings.) That said, it has a surprisingly beautiful sound for a plastic instrument. Perhaps this will come as no surprise given the fact that plastic recorders have for at least 30 years sounded nearly as good, and in some cases better, than their more expensive wooden counterparts. In this case, however, the comparison is with a modern metal or wooden flute, and here we are really talking about apples and oranges. The jFlute is very different from any western flute I have ever played! Would I recommend the jFlute for the beginning player? Yes and no. Yes, because the jFlute is durable, light weight, easy to hold for small hands, and has a beautiful, mellow sound. No, both because of its lack of projection and lack of responsiveness of the keys, especially for the young player. That said, I love the "extras" that come with this flute -- the key extensions and the rubber thumb pads -- make holding this instrument a total joy. That latter fact alone might even be a viable solution for players suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome or shoulder pain! Would I recommend this flute for seasoned classical players? No, probably not for playing standard classical repertoire. What would be the point, unless the player were really looking to make the Bach sonatas, for example, or Syrinx sound like works written for a bansuri on diatonic steroids? But you never know! On the other hand, would I recommend this flute for players interested in folk, jazz or new music? YES! Not as one's exclusive instrument, but as a palette option among a range of flutes that the professional player will likely already own. You can really blow hard into this instrument and treat it like a tough, yet mellow saxophone... or bend notes Carnatic style. For the seasoned player, this flute really wails! To sum up, I think the Nuvo flute (straight head joint with C-foot) and the Nuvo jFlute (curved head joint and D-foot) are an inspired concept and design. It should be of interest to both younger and older players. It is ideal (and a steal, price wise!) for anyone wanting to explore a new instrument for a few months or a year before making a several-hundred-or-several-thousand-dollar commitment to a decent band or orchestral instrument. Or, as in my case, my black Nuvo flute is an instrument that compliments an already extensive collection of flutes. I even keep a Bb clarinet mouthpiece in its well-designed case, because it happens to fit perfectly into the body of the flute and sounds like mysterious world music in the key of holy moly!
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