Acoustic scientists discovered that 3,000-year-old conch shells used as trumpets make a haunting and droning sound. Trumpets made of metal, such as bronze and silver, produce a buzzing vibration occurring inside the inst... 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 »

The harp produces sound when its strings are plucked, causing the strings to vibrate and move air through space. The strings are attached to a soundboard, which also vibrates and moves air, resulting in audible sound wav... 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 »

The length of a standard B-flat trumpet is about 19.5 inches with a variance of no greater than a half inch. The total length of the tubing, were it to be extended, is approximately 54 inches. It is bent into curves to a... More »

The main body of the trumpet is made of brass, although some of the tubing can also have copper or other metals in the coating. The trumpet dates back to the Middle Ages when it was called the "alphorn" and made of wood. More »

Bach trumpets are student to professional grade horns manufactured by Vincent-Bach, a branch of the Conn-Selmer instrument company. The Bach Stradivarius is the most well known among the Bach line of trumpets and has bee... More »

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