How do I pronounce OOVO? What does it mean?
Just how it looks. “oo-vō” rhymes with “you go.” It’s a fanciful onomatopoeia for how you sound when singing through it. Think of it as short for “oo vocal.”
How do I use it?
There are tons of exercises you can do, depending on your goals. To start, sing through it like a kazoo. No air should come out of your nose. Focus all of your breath on vocalizing steadily through the straw.
You should feel the resistance and your voice will be muffled (a nice benefit for anyone who has roommates or thin walls!). Our favorite ways to start are:
- Sing your usual warm-up routine through the OOVO Straw.
- Sing along to the radio through your OOVO Straw.
- Sing challenging parts of a song you’re working on.
- Practice smoothing out runs or stretching your range.
After about 5 straight minutes of use, sing without it and feel the immediate difference! Over time, through consistent use, your natural vocal mechanisms will adjust for more free and healthy vocalization.
Which end do I sing through?
There’s some healthy debate among OOVO users about which end to sing through. We are officially on #teamshortside but the truth is, it doesn’t matter. You do you.
Do I breathe in through the straw?
Nope. Only sing/breathe out.
PRICING & ORDERS
Where are OOVO products made?
OOVO Straws are handmade in Downtown Los Angeles by local jewelers. Our necklaces are made in Italy.
I’m ordering from outside of the United States. How do I know how much I’ll pay in my local currency?
All pricing on the site is in USD. You can check live rates in your local currency using google or a currency conversion tool.
What’s your return policy?
If for any reason you don’t love your OOVO Straw, you can email [email protected] for a full 30 days, and you’ll receive a refund including free return shipping.
Oh, no! Something went wrong with my order/product. What do I do?
Do you offer bulk orders?
We offer professional studios and voice coaches discounted bulk orders for their students. Get in touch for details. Please include the name of your studio/school and your website.
Is the OOVO Straw patented?
The OOVO Straw is patent pending. It is protected for its utility and design. The OOVO brand is trademarked.
How can I be an Ambassador for OOVO?
We’re launching our Ambassador Program soon! Contact us for details.
How do I keep my OOVO Straw shiny and avoid tarnish?
As with other silver jewelry, the more you wear it, the less it will tarnish. When you’re not wearing it, store it in the included pouch to keep it clean and shiny. Use the included polishing cloth to restore its luster every few weeks or as needed.
Should I clean it? How do I do that?
As with all professional-caliber instruments, the OOVO Straw requires some care and maintenance. Fortunately, it’s much easier to clean than a trumpet. Polish the outside with the polishing cloth to remove surface dirt or tarnish. To sanitize your OOVO Straw, our recommended method is to submerge it in a cup of boiled water for 2-3 minutes. Remember to avoid contact with household chemicals and chlorinated water. These can cause silver jewelry to tarnish quickly.