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 »

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 »

Several techniques are commonly used to get brass instruments looking and sounding their best. If an instrument has fallen into any kind of disrepair, it is best to first disassemble the entire instrument — that is, ta... More »

Though the trombone is known as a brass instrument, brass is not always used in its manufacture; in fact, different models of trombones use different materials in the manufacturing process, including plastic and metals, ... More »

The five instrument groups in an orchestra include the strings, the woodwinds, the brass family, the percussion and the keyboards. There are several different kinds of orchestras, so the groups in each can vary slightly;... More » Hobbies & Games Playing Music Musical Instruments

A typical full-size orchestral tuba weighs 25 to 35 pounds. The player does not need to hold up the heavy instrument without assistance. The chair the musician sits in supports the tuba's weight. 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