Brass

Our extensive range of brass instruments consists of leading brands such as Yamaha, Elkhart, Bach, Odyssey and many more. We proudly stock a variety of brass instruments such as trumpets, cornets trombones and many more providing something for everyone at fantastic prices. Along with our range of brass instruments, we also boast an enviable range of brass accessories to complement your purchase.

Brass

Brass instruments were historically made up of a wide variety of materials, such as horns, shells, wood, tusks however now they are made from brass. They are long pipes of brass, bent and curved to make them easier to play and hold - and all of them produce a unique sound. The family of brass instruments can play louder than any other in the orchestra and can also be heard from far away. 

Like with woodwind instruments, brass players use their breath to produce sound, but instead of blowing into a reed, you vibrate your own lips by buzzing them against a metal cup-shaped mouthpiece. The mouthpiece helps to amplify the buzzing of the lips, which creates the sound. The mouthpiece helps to amplify the buzzing of the lips, which then creates the sound. Most brass instruments have valves attached to their long pipes; the valves look like buttons. When you press down on the valves, they open and close different parts of the pipe. Pressing harder on the buttons and buzzing your lips harder or softer can change the pitch and sound. 

The brass family members that are mostly used in the orchestra include the trumpet, french horn, trombone and the tuba.

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