Presentation on theme: "Music Appreciation Brass. There are multiple types of brass instruments. To list a few there are... Trumpets, Trombones, Tubas, French Horn, Euphonium,"— Presentation transcript:
There are multiple types of brass instruments. To list a few there are... Trumpets, Trombones, Tubas, French Horn, Euphonium, the tenor horn, the baritone horn They all have slightly different sounds, some have valves and some don’t.
Brass What defines a brass instrument- It is an aero phone. which means it is an instrument where the musician must blow air into the instrument. The musician produces the tone by buzzing the lips into what is generally a cup-shaped mouthpiece. It doesn’t mean that the instrument is necessarily made of brass
Brass The pitches change based on the amount of tubing that is used on the instrument. That’s why the trombone has a sliding bar, and the trumpet has valves. The valves change the amount of tubing the air is going through
Brass The first horns were made of brass or ram’s horns. The shofar is one of the first horns used by the Hebrew people.shofar
Brass Other single not tubed horns were used that were made of metals Other ancient horns
Brass Through the medieval times there was not much development in horns but in the renaissance the popularity and availability increased. With the addition of the slide trumpet and trombone trumpet
Brass Eventually the trumpet got valves and other valved instruments got popular as well. The trombone has a particular sound The trombone has a particular sound
Brass We already saw the slide trumpet or soprano trombone, but mr. Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis made great use of their trumpets with valves.trumpets with valves.
Brass The tuba is the bass of the horn and brass world It has a distinct sound and is very fun to listen to in polkaspolkas
Brass The French Horn is another instrument that became very famous in symphony and orchestra music Here is an example... Here
Brass Lastly we will look at the Euphonium and what it sounds like Euphonium You are now understanding that many horns sound similar but they vary in tone and in pitch.
Brass Brass in popular music... They are very popular in classical and in jazz, but in popular music brass is not heard as often. But various bands like Of Monsters and Men, and Modest Mouse have used horns and the songs were well received. Not to mention the ska bands and reggae bands. Little Talks
Brass What brass songs are your favorite? What instrument is your favorite? Is there a song you really like that has an awesome brass section or solo?