Brass instruments rely on vibrations created by the movement of a musician's lips at the opening of the instrument. As the vibrations pass through the mouthpiece into the tube of the instrument, a unique sound is created... More »

The largest brass instrument is the tuba. It is also the lowest in pitch. Because of its low tone, the tuba serves as the bass in the brass section of orchestras and other musical groups. More »

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 ... More » Hobbies & Games Playing Music Musical Instruments

Stringed instruments create sound through the vibrations caused by the musician's manipulation of the strings. This is achieved through strumming, striking, plucking or rubbing a bow across the strings. The strings are s... More »

An Idiophone instrument creates sound via vibrations through the body of the instrument itself, with the most well known examples of such instruments being the cymbals on a drum kit, the xylophone or a bell. Idiophones m... More »

Wind instruments produce sound through vibrations created by a user's breath as it travels through the instruments' tubes. A person's breath causes the air molecules within a tube to collide and create sound waves. The n... More »

A trumpet makes sound when the musician makes a buzzing sound while blowing air through closed lips and into the mouthpiece. The air causes a standing wave vibration in the air column inside of the trumpet, which travels... More »