Venova™ Reed Instruments

A fun new wind instrument that blends the simplicity of recorder with the sound of a saxophone.

MAKE MUSIC WITH VENOVA

Simple fingering with the sound of a saxophone. Rich, expressive tone that responds to your breath. The musician inside of you is free to perform.

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Play along with your friends or your favorite songs. Lightweight and portable, so it's easy to take with you and make music wherever you go.

Yamaha Venova YVS-120 YVS-100

Free Backing Tracks

Play along with these audio files to make your own music with Venova!

JAZZ

Vjazz001_C_short

R&B

Vrab_C_Short

HIPHOP

Vhiphop001_C_short

DANCE

Vdance001_C_short

POP

Vcity001_C_short

WORLD

Vbossa001_C_short

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LET’S TRY

How to play the Venova

Preparation

  • Yamaha Venova YVS-120 YVS-100

Set the reed and ligature.

Posture

  • Yamaha Venova YVS-120 YVS-100

Stand up straight and place the mouthpiece in your mouth with the reed resting on your lower lip. Gently bite down with your upper front teeth.

Play

  • Yamaha Venova YVS-120 YVS-100

Take a full breath, close your lips around the mouthpiece, and blow into the instrument.

Fingering

  • Yamaha Venova YVS-120 YVS-100

Change the notes by changing your fingers. The Venova uses fingerings similar to a recorder.

FORM FOLLOWS TECHNOLOGY

Yamaha Venova YVS-120 YVS-100

Innovation and creativity do not come about by accident. The unique shape of the instrument, which produces a sound surprisingly similar to a full-sized saxophone but with a much smaller body, is the result of many years of research.

REVEALING THE SECRET

AWARDS

The original Venova (YVS-100) has been recognized worldwide for its innovative design

Design for Asia Award

Received a Grand Award with Special Mention 2018

German Design Award 2019

Received a German Design Award

LINEUP

YVS-100

YVS-100

The original Venova Casual Wind Instrument that blends the simplicity of a recorder with the sound of a saxophone.

Yamaha Venova YVS-120

YVS-120

The Alto Venova is a fun new instrument with a larger body and an alto saxophone mouthpiece to produce a lower and more mellow sound. Great for beginners and more experienced players alike.

Yamaha Venova YVS-140

YVS-140 New

The Tenor Venova is the latest addition to the Venova family. It uses a tenor saxophone mouthpiece and reed that make it easy for anyone - even beginners - to produce a rich, low sound.

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