Brass instruments

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Brass instruments

A brass instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound by sympathetic vibration of air in a tubular resonator in sympathy with the vibration of the player's lips. Brass instruments are also called labrosones, literally meaning "lip-vibrated instruments"

A trumpet is an example of a brass instrument. It is the highest register in the brass family.

Brass instruments

A french horn is also a brass instrument. It is made up of more than 6.1 m of tubing wrapped into a coil with a flared bell.

This is a trombone, also part of the brass family. Sound is produced when the player's vibrating lips cause the air column inside the instrument to vibrate.

A tuba is also part of the brass family. There are different types of tubas. Most of them have about 16 feet of tubing and about 3-4 valves.

A sousaphone is a type of tuba.

This is a euphonium. It is also part of the brass family.


  • Pylant 1 year ago

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    The saxophone is not a brass instrument. Even though it is made of brass it is not considered a part of the brass family for several reasons. Brass instruments use a cup mouthpiece and have either valves or a slide. The saxophone uses a reed and has keys, which is characteristic of the woodwind family. Therefore, the saxophone is considered a member of the woodwind family. I hope this comment helps clear up any confusion on this subject.