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Nuvo Clarineo Standard Kit Black

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This kit includes your Clarineo along with fingering chart, mouthpiece cap, spare cane reed and spare plastic reed, cleaning pull through cloth, o-ri...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Clarineo is here!

This kit includes your Clarineo along with fingering chart, mouthpiece cap, spare cane reed and spare plastic reed, cleaning pull through cloth, o-ring grease and introduction leaflet. It comes in a padded case.The Clarineo is a clarinet in the key of C. It is made from lightweight polymer resins which makes it easy to handle, extremely durable and 100% waterproof. It is assembled from just 3 parts which makes it quick and easy to set up and put away at the beginning and end of lessons. The bell has a simple bayonet fitting while the mouthpiece has o-ring seals.

The Clarineo uses traditional cane reeds (Eb Clarinet) as well as synthetic beginners reeds, both of which are provided with each instrument. The tone is smooth and sophisticated and lends additional colour and depth to any ensemble and enables beginners to sound professional right from the start. The instrument requires little to no maintenance as it has durable silicone rubber pads and the springs are integral with the keys. The range is fully chromatic over three and a half octaves so is suitable for any music from jazz to Mozart.

Snap Shut Ligature
The snap shut ligature is quick and easy to operate for small hands. No need to fiddle with screws and it holds the reed securely while allowing for quick repositioning if necessary.

Synthetic Beginners Reeds
The Clarineo uses an Eb Clarinet cane reed or the Nuvo beginners synthetic reed. Each instrument is supplied with one cane reed and two synthetic beginners reeds. The synthetic reed lasts much longer than a cane reed, does not need to be wet to play, resists damage - and does not grow mold!. It is easy-blowing and great for getting started before moving on to the cane reed. The synthetic reed also has a location rib which engages with the mouthpiece table to ensure correct positioning.

Lightweight, Durable Body Construction
The Clarineo body is constructed in 3 parts from high tech polymer resins. This means that the instrument is super-lightweight, extremely durable and quick and easy to assemble. Due to it's durable construction we encourage students to keep the instrument assembled and out of the case for more frequent practice. See our desk stand and wall hangers which are ideal for keeping our instruments safely and conveniently close to hand.

Fast, Relaible Key Action
The Clarineo key springs are an integral part of each key and are molded from a high grade acetyl copolymer resin. This makes them extremely responsive and reliable through years of high intensity usage. Each batch of key material is tested in our laboratory for half a million depressions and shows no sign of wear or reduction in spring tension.

Self-Leveling Silicone Pads
The pads are made from high grade silicone rubber which means they are 100% waterproof and extremely durable. They are also designed to be self-levelling which means they require little to no maintenance as they cannot go out of adjustment even under the most intensive playing conditions.

Small Tone Holes
The tone holes on the Clarineo are smaller than those on the Bb Clarinet. This makes it easier for small fingers to cover the holes. The average six year old can get down to low G on his or her first lesson.

Stainless Steel Rollers
The Clarineo has stainless steel rollers for comfortable and fast action between pinky keys. Some teachers may be worried about the Clarineo not having alternative pinky keys. There are two reasons why this really does not matter. The child could later change to (or add) the saxophone, oboe or bassoon, where the pinky slides between keys. Secondly, learning to use the new keys takes a week at most; so the 6 or 7 year-old who does go on to the B-flat clarinet is 3 or 4 years less one week in advance of those who waited until they were 9 or 10.

Key of C - Ideal for Teaching Programs
Since the Clarineo is pitched in C it means there is vastly more music for a student to choose from than there is for a Bb clarinet. A student can choose from any vocal, recorder, flute or violin music (or from any other treble clef music pitched in C). It also makes it much easier for teachers to blend the Clarineo into existing junior or elementary programs where piano, recorders and simple percussion are being used.

Fully Adjustable Thumb Rest
The Clarineo is less than half the weight of a Bb Clarinet which means the pressure on the supporting right hand thumb is much less. This encourages students to practice more frequently and they can play for longer without pain. The thumb rest is fully adjustable so that it can be placed in the ideal position to suit the student.

Bayonet Fit Bell
The bayonet fitting makes the bell quick and easy to assemble. No cork!

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NuvoClarineo Standard Kit
 
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4.0

Not a Toy!

By FwL

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Pros

  • Indestructable
  • Inexpensive
  • Light
  • Portable

Cons

  • Poor intonation
  • Upper registers shrill

Best Uses

  • C instrument
  • Starter instrument

Comments about Nuvo Clarineo Standard Kit:

It's an all plastic clarinet, but don't let that fool you. It's a fully functional chromatic instrument primarily intended for children but playable by adults as well. That said, I'm a big guy and I found the instrument hard to finger due to its smaller size compared to the standard Bb clarinet. I purchased this instrument mainly as a relatively cheap way to find out if I wanted to learn to play the clarinet. After spending a week on the instrument, I decided to buy a nice wood Bb and get to work.

There are a lot of positive aspects including price, portability, repair potential etc. but a few negatives as well. The thumb key on my instrument sticks making the A note unpredictable. That A note is also very flat while the rest of the range tends to play anywhere from slightly sharp to quite a bit sharp. There isn't any way to tune the instrument except by pulling out the mouthpiece about halfway. I also find the thumb rest very uncomfortable.

Back on the positive side, the sound of this instrument is surprising. I expected something that resembled squawking on a piece of plumbing pipe, but the tone is pretty rich. I purchased the viib plastic reed from Lagere made specifically for the Clarineo and that added quite a bit to the richness of the sound as well. I was also very surprised at how the week I spent on the Clarineo transferred directly to the Bb clarinet proving that even with its shotcomings, this is a real instrument.

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