What Are Some Different Types of Brass Instruments?


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Common types of brass instruments include valved brass instruments and slide brass instruments. Other types of brass instruments that are less commonly used include natural brass instruments, and keyed or fingered brass instruments.

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Brass instruments are musical instruments that musicians play by blowing into a mouthpiece. The vibration of the musician's lips creates the sound from the brass instrument. Instruments do not have to be made of brass or metal to be classified as brass instruments.

Valved brass instruments are played using a set of valves and include the trumpet, the horn and the tuba. Slide brass instruments are played by moving a slide to change the tubing length of the instruments and include the trombone and the sackbut.

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