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    Allora AAFG-103F Series Bb Flugelhorn Allora AAFG-103F Series Bb Flugelhorn
    Allora AAFG-103F Series Bb Flugelhorn

    The Allora AAFG-103F Series Bb Flugelhorn offers a rich full sound and great intonation. This AAFG-103F Series...

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    Bach 180S37 Stradivarius Series Bb Trumpet Bach 180S37 Stradivarius Series Bb Trumpet
    Bach 180S37 Stradivarius Series Bb Trumpet

    The Bach Stradivarius 180S37 Silver Professional Bb Trumpet offers the depth and color of sound, coupled with...

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    Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet
    Etude ETR-100 Series Student Bb Trumpet

    The Etude ETR-100 Student Trumpet features a .460 in. bore with a red brass mouthpipe designed for easy tone...

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    Allora AAEU-204 Series 4-Valve Euphonium Allora AAEU-204 Series 4-Valve Euphonium
    Allora AAEU-204 Series 4-Valve Euphonium

    The Allora AAEU-204 Series 4-Valve Euphonium is designed to meet the needs of the intermediate player looking...

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    Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Custom Series Bb Trumpet Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Custom Series Bb Trumpet
    Yamaha YTR-8310Z Bobby Shew Custom Series Bb Trumpet

    Yamaha and Bobby Shew have done it again. The 8310Z is the result of their work. A newly redesigned Shew model...

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    Allora AATR-101 Bb Trumpet Allora AATR-101 Bb Trumpet
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    Yamaha YTR-2330 Standard Bb Trumpet Yamaha YTR-2330 Standard Bb Trumpet
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    Yamaha YBB-105WC Series 3-Valve 3/4 BBb Tuba Yamaha YBB-105WC Series 3-Valve 3/4 BBb Tuba
    Yamaha YBB-105WC Series 3-Valve 3/4 BBb Tuba

    3/4 Size Tuba, key of BBb. A nice starter horn, with a good sound and comfortable to play. Available with or...

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    Yamaha YEP-321 Series 4-Valve Euphonium Yamaha YEP-321 Series 4-Valve Euphonium
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    Allora AATB-202F Series Intermediate Trombone Allora AATB-202F Series Intermediate Trombone
    Allora AATB-202F Series Intermediate Trombone

    An excellent step-up model for students wanting to expand their skills. This large bore tenor trombone offers...

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    Allora Student Series Bb Trombone Model AATB-102 Allora Student Series Bb Trombone Model AATB-102
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    Yamaha YMP-204M Series Marching F Mellophone Yamaha YMP-204M Series Marching F Mellophone
    Yamaha YMP-204M Series Marching F Mellophone

    Key of F, 3 nickel-plated pistons, .462" bore, 10" yellow brass bell, improved balance, 1st valve slide thumb...

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    Yamaha YSL-882O20TH Xeno 20th Anniversary Limited Edition F-Attachment Trombone Yamaha YSL-882O20TH Xeno 20th Anniversary Limited Edition F-Attachment Trombone
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    Bach 42BO Stradivarius Series F-Attachment Trombone Bach 42BO Stradivarius Series F-Attachment Trombone
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    King 2055 Silver Flair Series Bb Trumpet King 2055 Silver Flair Series Bb Trumpet
    King 2055 Silver Flair Series Bb Trumpet

    The King 2055 Silver Flair Series Bb Trumpet offers a .462-inch bore with a responsive 4.9-inch seamless bell...

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    Bach Chicago Series Stradivarius C Trumpet Bach Chicago Series Stradivarius C Trumpet
    Bach Chicago Series Stradivarius C Trumpet

    This Bach is based on the trumpets sold to the Chicago Symphony over 50 years ago. <BR/> <BR/>The Bach...

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    Etude ETB-100 Series Student Trombone Etude ETB-100 Series Student Trombone
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    Yamaha YTR-8335RS Xeno Series Bb Trumpet Yamaha YTR-8335RS Xeno Series Bb Trumpet
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    Bach LT1901B Stradivarius Commercial Series Bb Trumpet Bach LT1901B Stradivarius Commercial Series Bb Trumpet
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    Allora AATU-105R Series 4-Rotary Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba Allora AATU-105R Series 4-Rotary Valve 4/4 BBb Tuba
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    Schilke 1040 FL Custom Series Bb Flugelhorn Schilke 1040 FL Custom Series Bb Flugelhorn
    Schilke 1040 FL Custom Series Bb Flugelhorn

    An exquisite handmade flugel.

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    Yamaha YHR-567 Geyer Series Intermediate Double French Horn Yamaha YHR-567 Geyer Series Intermediate Double French Horn
    Yamaha YHR-567 Geyer Series Intermediate Double French Horn

    YHR-567 Fixed Bell. The Yamaha YHR567 Intermediate Double French Horn is an excellent instrument for the...

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    Bundy BTR-300 Series Student Bb Trumpet Bundy BTR-300 Series Student Bb Trumpet
    Bundy BTR-300 Series Student Bb Trumpet

    The Bundy BTR-300 Student Bb Trumpet features a .460" bore with a red brass mouthpipe designed for superior...

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    Bach AB190 Stradivarius Artisan Series Bb Trumpet Bach AB190 Stradivarius Artisan Series Bb Trumpet
    Bach AB190 Stradivarius Artisan Series Bb Trumpet

    The Bach AB190 Stradivarius Artisan Series Bb Trumpet offers the professional level performer an instrument...

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    Yamaha Silent Brass System for Trumpet Yamaha Silent Brass System for Trumpet
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    Bach TR200 Series Bb Trumpet Bach TR200 Series Bb Trumpet
    Bach TR200 Series Bb Trumpet

    This top intermediate trumpet with Bach pro features offers great performance and sound. <BR/> <BR/>The Bach...

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    Bach 19037 Stradivarius Series 50th Anniversary Bb Trumpet Bach 19037 Stradivarius Series 50th Anniversary Bb Trumpet
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    Allora AAHN-229 Geyer Series Double Horn Allora AAHN-229 Geyer Series Double Horn
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    The Allora AAHN-229 Kruspe Series Double Horn offers amazing performance at an affordable price. The AAHN-229...

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    Woodwind & Brasswind BW203 Series Double Horn Woodwind & Brasswind BW203 Series Double Horn
    Woodwind & Brasswind BW203 Series Double Horn

    The Woodwind & Brasswind BW203 Series Double Horn features a .468-inch bore with a 12.01-inch bell for...

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    Bach Standard Series Trumpet Mouthpiece in Silver Bach Standard Series Trumpet Mouthpiece in Silver
    Bach Standard Series Trumpet Mouthpiece in Silver

    Large trumpet mouthpiece for superior precision.

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    Yamaha YSL-354 Series Student Trombone Yamaha YSL-354 Series Student Trombone
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    Adams E1 Selected Series Sterling Bell Compensating Euphonium Adams E1 Selected Series Sterling Bell Compensating Euphonium
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    Jiggs pBone Plastic Trombone Jiggs pBone Plastic Trombone
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    Cool Wind CTU-200 Series 4-Valve BBb Tuba Cool Wind CTU-200 Series 4-Valve BBb Tuba
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    Schilke P7-4 Custom Series Bb/A Piccolo Trumpet Schilke P7-4 Custom Series Bb/A Piccolo Trumpet
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    The Schilke P7-4 Custom Series Bb/A Piccolo Trumpet offers the player an instrument that is well suited for...

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    Holton H379 Intermediate French Horn Holton H379 Intermediate French Horn
    Holton H379 Intermediate French Horn

    The Holton H379 Series Double Horn is an artist-quality instrument at a popular price. With playing...

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    Conn 88HO Symphony Series F Attachment Trombone Conn 88HO Symphony Series F Attachment Trombone
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    The 88HO Series is the second generation of the pro classic Conn 88H Symphony Series. <BR/>The Conn 88HO...

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    Bach LR180S37 Stradivarius Series Bb Trumpet Bach LR180S37 Stradivarius Series Bb Trumpet
    Bach LR180S37 Stradivarius Series Bb Trumpet

    Key of Bb. Lightweight body. .459" medium-large bore. Standard weight 37 bell. 25LR (reverse) mouthpipe. Monel...

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    Miraphone 1291 Series 4-Valve BBb Tuba with Hard Case Miraphone 1291 Series 4-Valve BBb Tuba with Hard Case
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Brass instruments are also known as labrosones or lip-vibrated instruments. The pitch of brass instruments is affected by the player's lip vibration, or embouchure, and the airflow. Other components of the instrument like crooks adjusted by slides or valves can change the length of the tubing and alter the harmonic series of some instruments. It is generally held that the classification of instruments should be decided based on how the sound is produced rather than the material of the instrument. For this reason some brass instruments may be made of wood like certain alp horns, cornets, and serpents. Additionally an instrument like the saxophone, while commonly constructed out of brass, is classified as a woodwind as its sound is produced by a vibrating reed rather than the vibration of the lips on the mouthpiece.

Early brass instruments include those in the natural or keyed families and are nearly obsolete. Natural instruments are without valves or slides to provide key changes, so they only play the notes in their harmonic series. There are natural versions of instruments like the bugle, trumpet, and horn which are typically only played in Baroque or Romantic concerts. There are few comparatively recent pieces written for natural instruments by composers such as Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Keyed, or fingered, brass makes up a family of instruments such as the ophicleide, cornet, keyed bugle, and keyed trumpet. The introduction of valves to instruments has caused these to be greatly outdated.

The two predominant contemporary families of brass instruments are valved brass and slide brass. Valves began to be used on instruments as early as the late 18th century but were first patented by Friedrich Bluhmel and Heinrich Stolzel in 1818. These early valves were manufactured by W. Schuster. It is common for an instrument to have three to four valves although there may be as many or more than seven. The three valve standard was published in Arban's Method in 1864 and remains predominate today. Valved instruments make up the majority of modern brass. There are some instruments like the trombone which more commonly falls into the slide brass family which utilize a slide to change the length of tubing and adjust the pitch rather than valves.

Brass instruments can also be classified as cylindrical bore or conical bore. Cylindrical instruments have tubing which maintains the same diameter like the trumpet, baritone horn, and trombone. These tend to have a brighter and more penetrating tone. Big Bands contain primarily cylindrical bore bass with trumpets and trombones. The tubing of conical instruments is constantly increasing in diameter allowing for a mellow, subdued sound as found in the cornet, tenor horn, euphonium, and tuba. British brass bands are composed entirely of conical brass instruments such as these.

The classical symphony orchestra generally possesses several trumpets, horns, tenor trombones, one bass trombone, and one tuba. Baroque or period orchestras may include natural trumpets or bugles in the arrangement. Marching bands make use of cornets, trumpets, tubas, and French horns. Woodwind & Brasswind carries the top brands of marching brass including Adams, Tama, Jupiter and King.

Woodwind and Brasswind has a wide selection of brass instruments from top brands such as Amati, XO, Antoine Courtois Paris, Blessing, Miraphone, JoRal and more. For orchestras, marching bands, concert bands, or a brass quintet, purchase your instruments and the necessary mouthpieces, mutes, stands, cleaning and care kits and more at Woodwind & Brasswind.

Want to buy a brass instrument but don't know where to start? We have resources to help you, like our trumpet buying guide, trombone buying guide, French horn buying guide, euphonium buying guide and tuba buying guide. Or you can read informative articles such as Tips for Playing the Trombone, Keep Your Horn Looking Like New or What the Pros Play by trumpet artist Bobby Shew.

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