The number of children and adults taking woodwind lessons has exploded in recent years. One reason this may be the case is due to the development of plastic woodwind and brass instruments. Having revolutionised this market, Nuvo is the dominating force in the plastic woodwind industry. The TooT, one of their best selling products, is the ideal instrument for children or adults wanting to take their first steps into woodwind playing.
The TooT is designed to be a bridge instrument for players taking their first steps towards the flute, though in construction it is most likeable to the fife. The main difference is that the TooT has a larger bore, which means that the instrument is that slightest bit shorter. This means that smaller players will have no problem bringing the instrument closer to the body, and can be played like a flute without the need for a curved head joint.
Flutes, like most woodwind instruments, are incredibly complex. The TooT overcomes fingering obstacles via four unique double holes, which makes it easier to play chromatically. The TooT is thus a perfect starter instrument to introduce the woodwind family, or perhaps for older players who played in childhood and now wish to revisit the flute or fife without spending a fortune.
This instrument comes as a complete outfit with fingering chart and smart instrument case. An innovative feature is the ‘FirstNote’ lip plate. This is a recorder-style fipple mouthpiece attachment which allows students to develop proper posture and fingerings when learning their first melodies. When the player has progressed, this lip plate can then be replaced with a traditional one.
Everything you need is included in one convenient package. The TooT is completely waterproof, and so can be cleaned simply with soap and warm water, eliminating the need for expensive cleaning materials.
The TooT is a robust, easy-to-use introduction to woodwind playing. Thanks to Nuvo’s reinvention of woodwind instruments as we know them, there has never been an easier time to learn.
Instrument weight: 109g
Boxed weight: 220g
Instrument dimensions: 32.5cm x 2cm (length x bell diameter)