Yamaha Venova YVS-140 Woodwind Owner's Manual V2 PDF

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Thank you for purchasing the Yamaha Tenor Venova.

The Venova is a totally new type of wind instrument that offers expressiveness

of single reed instrument using a simple recorder-like fingering system. Com-

pared to conventional wind instruments, it offers easier maintenance and greater

durability. With its deeper bass sounds than the Alto Venova, the Tenor Venova

lets you enjoy performing music in a wonderfully new way.

For instruction on the proper assembly of the instrument, and how to keep the

instrument in optimum condition for as long as possible, we urge you to read this

Owners Manual thoroughly. After reading it, keep it in a safe place for future ref-


* This booklet contains notes on caring for and handling of the Tenor Venova.

Refer to the separate booklet Lets play Venova ! for more information on how to

play the instrument.


Precautions................................................................................. 3

Nomenclature ............................................................................. 5

Before Playing............................................................................ 7

After Playing............................................................................... 8

Separately Sold Accessories.................................................... 9

* The Venova is a branched pipe wind instrument manufactured and sold by the Yamaha Corporation. Venova and  are trademarks or registered trade- marks of the Yamaha Corporation.

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Keep this manual in a safe and handy place for future reference.

CAUTION Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of physical injury to you or others, or damage to the instrument or other property. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Never throw the instrument at others or swing the instrument about. Doing so can injure

others and may result in a lost mouthpiece or other parts. Always handle the instrument

with care.

Never sit or stand on the instrument or place heavy objects on it. Doing so can damage

the instrument and injure you and others.

Do not swing the case. Doing so may result in accident or injury.

Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the instrument, or data that is lost or destroyed.

Handling caution

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Notes on Using the Instrument

Follow the points listed below to prevent instrument malfunction and damage.

Notes on Handling the Instrument

Do not expose the instrument to extremely high temperatures such as near a heater, or

direct sunlight (such as in a car during the day), and extremely low temperatures. Also,

do not expose to excessive dust or vibrations. Doing so can deform and/or deteriorate

the instrument hindering performance.

Do not place objects made of vinyl, plastic, or rubber on top of the instrument. Doing so

can discolor and/or alter of the instrument.

Generally, though most chemicals should not be used for cleaning (see below), rubbing

alcohol can be used, but only for lightly wiping the surface. Wipe thoroughly with a dry

polishing cloth so that no solution or water remains. Remaining solution or water could

result in surface discoloration or degradation of the instrument.

Notes on Caring for the Instrument

When cleaning the instrument, use a soft and dry/slightly damp cloth.

Never use paint thinners or other solvents, detergents, or chemically treated dust cloths

to clean the instrument. Doing so could result in discoloration and/or deterioration of the


Do not put the instrument in a dishwasher or in boiling water. Doing so could result in

deformation and/or deterioration, and could hinder proper performance of the instru-


Keeping the Instrument in Good Condition

Follow the instructions on proper care and handling below, to ensure that the instrument

will remain in optimum condition for a long time.

Before assembling the instrument, use a cloth to remove any dust or foreign substance

from the joint section.

After playing, remove moisture from inside the instrument.

Inspect and clean the instrument regularly (page 8).

* The illustrations as shown in this manual are for instructional purposes only, and may appear somewhat different from those on your instrument.

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Upper body


The instrument is supplied

with a mouthpiece equivalent

to the Yamaha 4C.


Hook hole

The hook hole can be

used for attaching a

string, etc., to temporarily

suspend the instrument

when not in use.

Main keys

Thumb hook E key

D key

C key

Joint part Joint part

F/F# key

C# key

D# key

Joint part Lower body

Octave key

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Accessories Mouthpiece cap 1

Since both the reed and

the mouthpiece may be

damaged easily, make

sure to cover them with

the mouthpiece cap when

storing the instrument or

any time it is not being


Special cleaning swab (with ball chain) 1

Special case 1

Owners Manual (this booklet) 1

Lets play Venova ! (separate booklet) 1

Removing the Instrument from the Case and Assembling

Remove the top and bottom of the body,

which is secured with rubber bands inside

the case.

The mouthpiece is stored in an inner


Join the upper and lower bodies. Make

sure that the groove shape on the upper

body and the marking on lower body are


Shoulder carriedHand carried



Upper body Inner pocket

Lower body

Groove shape

Upper body


Lower body

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Before Playing

Attaching the Mouthpiece Use a cloth to remove any dust or foreign

substance from the neck joint before

attaching the mouthpiece.

1 Grasp the mouthpiece firmly, and

twist it from side to side as you slide it

onto the neck joint until it stops at the


Twist and pull the mouthpiece from

side to side when you remove it.

Attaching or pulling the mouthpiece

straight could result in damage to the

rubber of the neck joint.

2 Slide the ligature onto the mouth-

piece from its tapered end.

3 Attach the reed onto the mouthpiece.

First, place the reed so that the top

edge of the mouthpiece is visible

over the end of the reed, and then

tighten the ligature screws (2) to

secure the reed.

About Tuning If the instrument needs to be tuned to

another pitch, it can be tuned lower by

pulling the mouthpiece slightly away from

the body. Since the temperature of the

inside of the instrument affects the tuning

(particularly when cold), blow into the

instrument to warm it before tuning it.

Take care not to pull the mouthpiece

too far out. Pulling too far can result

in poor pitch balance and make it dif-

ficult to play.

Laying the Instrument Down When the instrument is not being played,

place it on a flat surface as shown in the

illustration below. Do not place the instru-

ment on a chair, music stand, or other

such unstable surfaces, as there is a risk

of the instrument falling. Also, never lean

the instrument up against a wall, etc.

For more detailed instructions on attaching

the reed, refer to the accompanying Lets

play Venova ! booklet.




Slide this out to lower the pitch

(but avoid sliding it out too far)

Place the instrument with the

keys facing up, to prevent them

from touching the surface.

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After Playing

Instrument Maintenance after Playing

After playing, always loosen the ligature

and remove the reed from the mouth-

piece then wipe dry with gauze. Remove

the ligature from the mouthpiece as well.

Take care not to damage the end of

the mouthpiece.

Remove the mouthpiece from the instru-

ment and clean the inside of the mouth-

piece with a soft cloth.

Turn and pull the mouthpiece from

side to side when you remove it.

Attaching or pulling the mouthpiece

straight could result in damage to the

rubber of the neck joint.

Before cleaning inside the instrument,

the body should be separated into two.

Clean the inside the instrument with the

supplied cleaning swab.

To separate the body, twist the lower

body off the upper body. If you try to

separate them without twisting, the

rubber parts may break.

Using the Cleaning Swab

1 For the upper body, insert the end

of the ball chain from the neck joint.

For the lower body, insert the end of

the ball chain from the foot of the


2 Gently shake the body so that the ball

chain comes out of the opposite end.

3 Pull on the ball chain gently so that the

cleaning swab can remove moisture

and dirt from the inside of the body.

Pulling the cleaning swab too fast can

result in the swab becoming stuck in

the body.

Always keep the cleaning swab clean

and dry.

4 Use a soft cloth to wipe off the joint


Use a soft cloth to wipe the instrument

surface. Take care to avoid applying

excessive force on the keys.

Both the mouthpiece and body are

washable. After washing, use a cleaning

swab or a soft cloth to thoroughly

remove moisture.

For the upper body

For the lower body



Neck joint

Foot of the


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After Playing

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Putting the Instrument in the Case First, remove the mouthpiece from the

body, and then secure the body inside

the case with the rubber bands at the top

and bottom. The shape of the product is

shown in white on the inside of the case.

Store the mouthpiece in the inner pocket

(shown above).

Storage Precautions Make sure that you wipe off any moisture,

grease, or foreign substance before put-

ting the instrument in the case. Also avoid

keeping the instrument in a location where

it may be exposed to extremely high or low


About the Reed Replace the reed supplied with the instru-

ment with a new one if the tip becomes

damaged or it no longer vibrates well. In

addition to resin reeds, reeds made of

cane can also be used.

Rubber parts on joints The rubber parts on joints may become

loose or broken depending on usage. If

this happens, replace them with new ones.



Upper body Inner pocket

Lower body

Separately Sold Accessories

Yamaha offers a wide variety of accessories to enrich your playing experience. Here is

a selection of accessories created especially for the Tenor Venova. Please give them a


Part Name Features / Usage

Swab for Tenor Venova Best for cleaning and drying inside of the Venova.

Resin Reed for Tenor Venova This is a resin reed for the Venova.

Mouthpiece Patch (M) Helps stabilize your embouchure and protect mouthpiece wear from your teeth.

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