Brasses are wind instruments made of brass or other metal in which sound is produced through vibration of the lips, and pitch is controlled by lip pressure as well as adjustment of the length of the sound tube by means of valves, a slide, or changeable sections of pipe called crooks. Sub-families include trumpet, cornet, horn, trombone, and tuba. Before the 19th century, each sub-family was represented in ranges from soprano to bass (producing such instruments as the bass trumpet), but modern usage has rendered archaic all but one or two from each group.
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History of instruments and mouthpieces designed by Vincent Bach starting in 1918 in New York, now sold by Selmer, with drawings and technical information.
The Brass Herald
Online magazine for Brass Musicians.
Player's reviews of brass instruments.
The Eb/F Pitched Brass Instrument Page
Information about a wide variety of brass instruments.
An informational site for brass players with embouchure problems or lip injuries.
For trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, and BBb tuba.
The Historic Brass Society
History of brass instruments, journal information, publications
Homepage for the low-cost musical valveless trumpet-like brasswind instrument.
The Internet Bandsman
Brass band links and related sites for bandsmen and those who enjoy brass music.
Music For Brass.com
Articles on instrument performance, musicians' income tax, sheet music, and CDs. Maintained by Brad Howland.
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