Brass instrument

related topics
{@card@, make, design}
{album, band, music}
{ship, engine, design}
{acid, form, water}
{game, team, player}
{rate, high, increase}
{mi², represent, 1st}
{god, call, give}

A brass instrument is a musical instrument whose sound is produced 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".[1]

There are several factors involved in producing different pitches on a brass instrument: One is alteration of the player's lip tension (or "embouchure"), and another is air flow. Also, slides (or valves) are used to change the length of the tubing, thus changing the harmonic series presented by the instrument to the player.

The view of most scholars (see organology) is that the term "brass instrument" should be defined by the way the sound is made, as above, and not by whether the instrument is actually made of brass. Thus, as exceptional cases one finds brass instruments made of wood like the alphorn, the cornett, and the serpent, while some woodwind instruments are made of brass, like the saxophone.

Contents

Full article ▸

related documents
Concertina
Hammered dulcimer
Shield
Arrow
Drawing board
Diamond cutting
Thai baht
Jigsaw puzzle
Kimono
Constrictor knot
Vellum
Juggling
Coins of the United States dollar
CMYK color model
Pulley
Engraving
Pattern welding
Quilting
Machete
Patchwork
Yarn
Origami
Fan (implement)
Drawn thread work
Worsted
Whipping knot
Euro coins
Helmet
Quilt
Breakdance