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SO WHAT KIND OF INSTRUMENTS ARE
BRASS?
Brass instruments are ALL made of metal.
Brass instruments consist of instruments such as horns, trumpets,
cornets, trombones and tubas.
They're all basically a length of a hollow metal tubing with a mouthpiece
(the bit you blow in) at one end and a funnel shape (the bell) at the other.
They are all different shapes and sizes which gives them different sounds
and character.…read more

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SLIDES AND VALVES
Although pitch is controlled by squeezing your lips, it only give a
limited range.
Pitch is also controlled by Valves.
Or Slides.…read more

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MUTES
Mutes are used to change the tone
It is a kind of `bung'
Different shapes and sizes of mute change the tone
E.g. The wowwow mute gives the instrument a `wowwow' sound
Or the Straight mute…read more

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BRASS MUSIC
Brass instruments are used in Orchestra, Jazz, Brass Band and
sometimes in Wind orchestras
Bluebells of Scotland by Pryor is a famous Trombone piece
Haydn's Trumpet Concerto is a famous Trumpet piece…read more

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THE TRUMPET
The Trumpet:
You blow the trumpet using a cup mouth piece.
You use finger buttons to also help change the pitch.
The trumpet is used in many types of music.
A famous trumpeter is Louis Armstrong.…read more

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