Brass Instruments

Brass instruments are lip-vibrated instruments (labrosones). Here you can ask questions about the different types of brass instruments, methods of cleaning them, etc.

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How do you remove tarnish on a brass instrument?

You can simply clean the silver and keep it stored to prevent it from tarnishing. If you need to clean it, you can create a simple baking soda and water mix which is available at most stores and does a very good job of removing tarnish from brass instruments.

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How does a brass instrument make noise?

Brass instruments are different from all the other instruments in that the person playing is solely responsible for the sound of the instrument. Brass instruments require the player to buzz their lips in the mouthpiece. This sound reverberates throughout the instrument and produces the sound that comes out of it. This differs from other instruments, where the player makes part of the instrument vibrate (i.e. reed, string, drum head). The pitch of brass instruments is then changed by changing the frequency of the vibrations created by the lips. If you buzz your lips at a higher pitch, the instrument plays a higher note. The opposite is also true. Buzzing your lips at a lower pitch creates a lower note.

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How do you recover dead lips?

You put your lips together loosely and make a bzzzzzzzzz when you vibrate them. Or you have to just rest for a while or play low notes.

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Gold and Precious Metals
The Difference Between

Why do people use brass?

It has to do with instruments.

Brass is a sturdy, inexpensive metal - that can have several finishes, it is easily malleable, but also holds it shape well and holds up to the elements. Gold and silver are too soft and too expensive, to use for everyday functions, that brass holds up to well.

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What key is a sousaphone in?

C

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Jokes and Riddles
Tuba

What does a tuba call its father math joke?

A tuba calls its father an Oompapa!

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Why do brass instruments have so many curves and twists?

The tubing wraps around the way it does because if it was all one straight line, the horns would be too long to play.

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Name the four major brass instruments?

trumpet

french horn

trombone

Tuba

(leastways, those are the ones that always show up in quartets. it could be argued that baritone/euphonium is within that category)

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French Horn

What are facts about the french horn?

French horns are typically used in orchestras as a role that are similar to trumpets: to act as a fanfare-like "battle call" instrument. They can be loud or soft, which make them very versatile instruments and of all the instruments in the brass family, the French horn is said to contain the most amount of tubing.
If stretched the french horn measures out 3.7m in length
it is well over 3m long OMG
The horn comes from a long tradition of instruments first used in ancient china,egypt,and scaninavia.

In the 1600's the natural horn was used in the royal mounted hunt.

The horn became a regular member of the orchestra during the 1700's

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What clef do brass instruments use?

I thought it was actually music notes not that stuff

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What does cornet mean in music term?

A cornet is a brass wind instrument. It's very similar in sound and appearance to a trumpet.

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Musical Instruments
Brass Instruments
Metal and Alloys

What is brass made of?

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. Common brass or rivet brass is 63% copper and 37% zinc, and that's probably most of the brass we see. But there are a whole bunch of different alloys out there. Use the link to the Wikipedia article on brass to see a list of some of them and find out more about this versatile alloy.

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Construction Tools
Metal and Alloys

What is brass used for?

Brass is a metal and can be used for a wide range of different uses such as making musical instruments, doorknobs, mailboxes, and ornaments. US Navy sailors wear brass belt buckles because brass will not spark if scratched, as some other metals do.

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Birthdays
Brass Instruments
Trombone

What are the happy birthday slide positions on the trombone?

1 1 6 1 3 4 1 1 6 1 1 3 1 1 1 4 3 4 6 3 3 4 3 1 3

I tought myself trombone. I started with baritone horn.

The note names are...

Bflat Bflat C Bflat Eflat D Bflat Bflat C Bflat F Eflat Bflat Bflat Bflat(high) G Eflat D C Aflat Aflat G Eflat F Eflat

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What is the biggest brass instrument?

the sub-contrabass BBBb tuba

,and ty to search up the pictures

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Instrument Buying and Selling
Brass Instruments
Trumpet

When was the Selmer trumpet with serial number 10687 manufactured?

Best estimates put this trumpet as being manufactured around 1952-1953.

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Inventions
Brass Instruments
Trumpet

Where was the trumpet invented?

The best evidence we have shows that the early trumpets were invented in Egypt. The trumpet as we know it today was invented in Germany.

For a discussion of the characteristics and the history of the trumpet, see below.

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What does a tuba call its father?

What does a tuba call its father?

ooompapa

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What is the oldest brass instrument?

The oldest brass instrument is the trumpet, dating back to around 1500 BC.

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What are the 4 major brass instruments?

Trumpet,French Horn ,Trumbone andTuba

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Trumpet

When was the trumpet invented?

The best evidence we have shows that trumpets have existed since at least 1500 BC. The trumpet as we know it today has existed since the early 1800s.

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Musical Instruments
Brass Instruments

Brass instrument without valves?

In band and orchestra, it's the trombone. There's also the bugle, which resembles a trumpet.

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Why are brass instruments suited in military music?

From a purely practical standpoint, the original uses of musical instruments in military settings were 1) for communication of signals over longer distances than the human voice can carry, and 2) to rally your troops and hopefully intimidate the enemy. To do either of these you need the loudest instruments available, and brass and percussion fit the bill. (If you hear a marching band coming from a distance, which instruments do you hear first?) For this reason brass and percussion have been used in military settings for thousands of years, and thus may carry that connotation in many cultures.

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Baritone Saxophone

How long is the baritone sax?

about four feet

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Brass Instruments

What is the best brass instrument for a beginning sixth grade boy to play?

Trumpet

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