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 Brass instrument - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A brass instrument is a musical instrument whose tone is produced by vibration of the lips as the player blows into a tubular resonator (mouthpiece).
This family includes all of the modern brass instruments except the trombone: the trumpet, horn, euphonium, and tuba, as well as the cornet, flugelhorn, baritone horn, sousaphone, mellophone, and the old saxhorn.
Keyed or Fingered brass instruments used holes along the body of the instrument, which were covered by fingers or by finger-operated pads (keys) in a similar way to a woodwind instrument.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brass_instrument   (1782 words)

  
 Baroque Music - Brass
Brass wind instrument with a cylindrical bore, a cup-shaped mouthpiece, and a slide mechanism.
The pitch was lowered as the player extended the slide away from the mouthpiece.
The bell joint could be fitted with crooks to change the pitch, and the slide joint often had a hinged handle attached to the stay that enabled the player to slide it further than the length of the arm.
baroque-music.com /frames/info/brass.shtml   (1162 words)

  
 Brass Instruments
The brass instruments produce their sound by the player buzzing his/her lips while blowing air through a funnel shaped mouthpiece.
The instruments of the brass family are the trumpet, trombone, French horn, and the tuba.
The trumpet is the highest sounding brass instrument.
pgs.k12.va.us /~hduncan/brass.htm   (308 words)

  
 Mouthpiece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A mouthpiece with a narrow bore (7) is generally preferred by brass players who concentrate on the upper range of their instrument, and a wider bore by those who emphasize the lower range of their instrument in their playing.
The double reed of the oboe or bassoon is not generally referred to as a mouthpiece, but serves the same function as the mouthpiece-reed combination on a single-reed instrument; it is placed in the player's mouth and supplies the initial vibration which starts the air column vibrating.
The mouthpiece on a single-reed instrument, such as the clarinet or saxophone, is quite different.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mouthpiece   (918 words)

  
 Brass Instruments
Brass instrument air columns are typically constructed of a short conical section (the mouthpiece pipe), a long cylindrical section, and a flaring end.
The three principal components of a brass instrument are its air column (waveguide), the player's lips/mouthpiece (excitation source), and bell (radiation).
Members of this group include the brass and woodwind instrument families, as well as the human voice.
ccrma.stanford.edu /courses/150-2001/brasses.html   (1097 words)

  
 ArtsAlive.ca - Music : Instrument Lab
All brass instruments have mutes that are placed in the bell to soften the tone or change the tone colour.
The horn is the most difficult brass instrument because it is placed highest in the harmonic series.
They are metallic loops of tubing, in different lengths, with a mouthpiece at one end and a bell shape at the other.
www.artsalive.ca /en/mus/instrumentlab/brass.html   (445 words)

  
 A-Z of Musical Instruments - Brass
In the same way as other brass instruments, the trumpet& brilliant flourish is produced through air being vibrated by the player’s embouchure ­ like blowing a raspberry, except putting the tongue behind the front teeth.
As well as adding stirring music to the most formal of ceremonies, brass instruments can also be gently comforting, such as the sound of a brass band playing in a park on a summer’s afternoon.
They are ancient instruments: the trumpet in its purest form ­ a tube of metal with a mouthpiece but no valves ­ dates from the second century BC.
www.foundry.co.uk /musicfirebox/a-zofmusicalinst.html   (2794 words)

  
 How Brass Instruments Work - The Method Behind the Music
Modern brass instruments produce sound through a metal mouthpiece.
To overcome the problem, brass instruments have lots of tubes, which can be selected with valves in order to change the lenght of the instrument, and thus the pitch of the note.
They're not always brass, as instruments like the Aborigine digeridoo, and the conch shell, are made of wood, and shell, respectively.
www.numbera.com /musictheory/mechanics/brass.aspx   (251 words)

  
 Brass Mouthpieces
A shallow mouthpiece with a narrow neck and backbore may make it easier to squeak out those high notes, but the only way to really sound good in the upper register is to build your chops.
If your mouthpiece does not come out with moderate force by hand, our best advice is to either use a mouthpiece puller specifically designed to free stuck mouthpieces or to take the instrument to a qualified repair technician.
Some of the greatest players that ever lived used extremely large, deep mouthpieces; their only secret was having practiced so often for so long that their lips could do anything they asked of them.
www.abimusic.com /brmpcfaq.htm   (1687 words)

  
 Brass Mouthpiece Rims Description and Information
The Kelly Lexan mouthpieces are around $20 for french horn, cornets and trumpets, about $23 for trombones, and about $30 for tubas.
The rim is the part of the mouthpiece and the instrument that actually comes in contact with your lips.
The rest of the mouthpiece and the horn are designed to amplify, project, and tune that sound.
www.ibowtie.com /mpcrims.html   (631 words)

  
 Encyclopedia of The Pivot System - For all Brass Players
The PIVOT SYSTEM is a scientific, practical, proven method of producing the utmost in range, power, endurance and flexibility on the trumpet, trombone and all other cupped-mouthpiece brass instruments.
It originated not only through forty years of researt:h and experimentation in practical playing, teaching, writing and lecturing to many thousands of professionals, semi-professionals, supervisors, teachers, students, etc., but also through designing and producing personalized mouthpieces and being consultant of instrument design for several leading manufacturers of brass instruments.
The study of the PIVOT SYSTEM is absolutely essential for all brass instrument per- formers because strict adherence to a musical approach deprives the student of basic mechanical necessities which are vital to his uninterrupted improvement on the instrument.
www.hornplace.com /TT026.html   (137 words)

  
 Kelly(TM) Mouthpieces - Bringing Color to Music!(TM)
Kelly Mouthpieces Lexan material provides more comfort than brass at a fraction of the cost.
The softer feel of Kelly mouthpieces allow for greater endurance in performing.
Crystal Clear Lexan® material provides educators and private instructors easy viewing of students' lip placement and aperture during playing time on an actual mouthpiece, with true pressure and resistance.
www.kellymouthpieces.com   (185 words)

  
 Brass Resources
Promising a brass mouthpiece experience like no other.
Carlsberg Brass Band A street parade band which continues the tradition from the home town of jazz, New Orleans, where jazz is played in the streets at festive events as well as on more solernn occasions such as funerals.
The California Brass Ensemble Over two hundred original arrangements and compositions for brass ensembles from the CBE Library are currently available for purchase.
www.whc.net /rjones/rsctext.html   (8504 words)

  
 Brass Instruments - Trumpets, French horns, trombones
The new and improved Silent Brass systems have been redesigned to include everything a player needs and nothing they don't.
Mi-T-Mist (formerly known as Sanimist), a topical antimicrobial, is designed to disinfect the mouthpiece and provide a cleaning refreshing agent that will remove residue build-up from the instrument.
The Jet-Tone Lip Protector is a cushion that is placed over orthodontic braces to keep the braces from coming into contact with the inside of the lip.
www.music123.com /Brass-d13.music   (1089 words)

  
 Sterisol Germicide Brass Mouthpiece Accessories
Home > Brass Mouthpieces > Brass Mouthpiece Accessories > Mouthpiece Accessories > Sterisol Germicide
To use, just wash any wind instrument, mouthpiece or reed thoroughly then spray the Sterisol heavily on the item and let it sit and dry for one minute.
Your instrument, mouthpiece or reed will then be completely germ-free and safe for use!
www.music123.com /Sterisol-Germicide-i74292.music?t=4   (224 words)

  
 Brass instrument: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic
A woodwind instrument is a wind instrument in which sound is produced by blowing through a mouthpiece against an edge or by a vibrating reed, and in which the...
The wagner tuba is an uncommon brass instrument that resembles both the french horn and the tuba....
The mellophone is a brass instrument that is typically used in place of the french horn in marching bands....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/br/brass_instrument.htm   (2304 words)

  
 Brass instrument - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A brass instrument is a musical instrument whose tone is produced by vibration of the lips as the player blows into a tubular resonator (mouthpiece).
Brass instruments, on the other hand, are highly directional, with most of the sound produced traveling straight outward from the bell.
Such instruments were difficult to play and became obsolete with the invention of the valve, though have had a renaissance with the growth of the early music movement.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brass_instrument   (638 words)

  
 Wind instrument
the saxophone is typically made of brass but is classified as a woodwind instrument due to its mouthpiece and method of playing
A more accurate way to determine whether an instrument is brass or woodwind is to examine how the player produces sound.
are in the family of brass instruments for reasons similar to the saxophone
www.baapoo.com /wiki,index,goto,Wind_instruments.html   (638 words)

  
 Brass instrument - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A brass instrument is a musical instrument whose tone is produced by vibration of the lips as the player blows into a tubular resonator (mouthpiece).
This family includes all of the modern brass instruments except the trombone (the trumpet, horn, euphonium, and tuba, as well as the cornet, flugelhorn, baritone horn, sousaphone, mellophone, and the old saxhorn).
Brass instruments, on the other hand, are highly directional, with most of the sound produced traveling straight outward from the bell.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brass_instrument   (1199 words)

  
 Brass History
Brass instruments, like all other pitched musical instruments, are dependent on the overtone series which was first studied and analyzed by the Greek philosopher Pythagoras.
The pitch of the instrument was changed by inserting terminal crooks for lower keys and tuning was accomplished by inserting small lengths of tubing to extend the mouthpiece.
It does not mean that the instrument is necessarily made of brass, since instruments that are made of other metals, wood, horn, or even animal bone are included in the family of brass instruments.
facstaff.unca.edu /dwilken/brasshistory.html   (1973 words)

  
 HNH - Naxos Classical
Brass instruments are also activated by blowing into them, although instead of using a form of reed over which the mouth is placed, the lips are placed against or inside the cup of a metal mouthpiece, and made to vibrate against its inner rim......
The great majority of musical instruments fall readily into one of six major categories: bowed strings, woodwind, brass, percussion, keyboard, and the guitar family, the first four of which form the basis of the modern symphony orchestra.
The four principle woodwind instruments of the orchestra all work by means of a system of keys (usually silver-plated) which when variously depressed and released allow air to pass through differing amounts of the instrument resulting in notes of different pitch......
www.naxos.com /NewDesign/fintro.files/instru.htm   (233 words)

  
 ASW Guide to Historical Brass Instruments
Instruments of the cornett family are in fact hybrids of woodwind and brass instruments, having the toneholes and fingering system of woodwind instruments but the cup mouthpiece of brasswind instruments.
The history of brass instruments prior to the sixteenth century is largely a matter of conjecture; it is clear that trumpets have existed since ancient times and that trumpets and some primitive slide trumpets, the predecessors of the trombone family, were used during the late middle ages.
The outstanding instruments from the workshop of Josef Dotzauer are the finest quality handmade modern brasswind instruments available, in spite of their relatively low prices, and are highly recommended for both symphonic musicians, jazz artists, chamber music performers, and brass band enthusiasts.
www.aswltd.com /guidebr.htm   (1341 words)

  
 Air Column Use by Musical Instruments
Brass instrument air columns are excited by the action of the player's lips on the mouthpiece.
The brass instruments employ a large number of resonances (harmonics) of their air columns and make use of valves or slides to lengthen the air columns for a downward progression of pitches.
While the frequencies produced by an air column instrument depend upon the type of column, the timbre of the sound is significantly influenced by the method of excitation of the air column.
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /hbase/music/aircol.html   (341 words)

  
 brass - OneLook Dictionary Search
noun: a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
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Phrases that include brass: brass band, alpha brass, high brass, brass monkey, naval brass, more...
www.onelook.com /?w=brass&ls=a   (496 words)

  
 Discography: Eb Contrabass Saxhorn
A saxhorn is a member of a family of brass instruments invented by Adolphe Sax (inventor of the saxophone), having a generally conical bore, a cup-shaped mouthpiece, and valves or rotors.
The original family ranged from the Eb soprano to the Eb contrabass.
www.contrabass.com /pages/dis-cbsh.html   (87 words)

  
 Kids take note of musical lesson (phillyBurbs.com) Courier Times
Brass instruments are tube wind instruments that have a mouthpiece at one end and a bell-shaped opening at the other.
The Chestnut Brass Company, which won a 2000 Grammy for its album called Hornsmoke, visited Neshaminy Middle School and Miller Elementary to teach kids brass instrument history and gave a free concert at Neshaminy High School Monday night.
"Brass instruments were originally used for signaling and they were made from found objects," Chestnut member Marion Hesse said.
www.phillyburbs.com /pb-dyn/news/111-03242004-270179.html   (529 words)

  
 Brass
Brass instruments make music when you vibrate your lips across a metal mouthpiece, causing the air column inside the instrument to vibrate.
The difference between brass and woodwinds is that the air blowing through a brass instrument always reaches the bell of the instrument, while woodwinds do not.
The other way to change pitch on a brass instrument is to change the length of the instrument.
www.promotega.org /wga00020/brass.htm   (311 words)

  
 HyperMusic -- Musical Instruments: Brass
The mouthpiece of brass instruments helps to control and to make the sound clearer.
The trumpet, cornet, French horn, trombone, baritone or euphonium, tuba, and sousaphone are common members of the brass family.
Most of the brass instruments have a lot of tubing that is curled up.
www.hypermusic.ca /inst/brass.html   (221 words)

  
 Salt River Brass Instruments
In contrast, all the other instruments in the brass band have conical tubing, gradually enlarging from the mouthpiece to the flared bell.
There are more cornets in the brass band than any other instrument - about a third of the band members play cornets (one wonders why).
The lead tenor, like the flugel, is often used as a discrete solo voice in works composed specifically for brass band, and shares with the euphonium many of the French horn parts in orchestral and concert band transcriptions.
www.saltriverbrass.com /instrumt.htm   (1034 words)

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