Instruments

Instrument Families

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Cornet
Similar to a trumpet, the cornet has a partly conical metal tube and is mellower and less brilliant than the trumpet.

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French Horn
A brass wind instrument with a conical tube that's bent into a circle, a funnel shaped mouthpiece, and a wide bell. The modern French horn has valves that allow it to play a complete chromatic scale.

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Trombone
A brass wind instrument with a cup mouthpiece and a long metal tube. A moveable U-shaped slide changes the length of the tube, which changes the pitch of the instrument.

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Trumpet
A brass instrument with a cup-shaped mouthpiece and a metal tube with a bell-shaped end. Three valves can be pressed to change the length of the tube, which changes the pitch of the instrument.

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Tuba
The largest and lowest brass instrument, with a mouthpiece and a big bell-shaped opening to a tube that is wrapped around in an oval. Valves on the tube can be pressed to change the pitch of the instrument.

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Instruments

Instrument Families

See how the instruments are categorized.



Cornet
Similar to a trumpet, the cornet has a partly conical metal tube and is mellower and less brilliant than the trumpet.

Pronunciation:

Example:




French Horn
A brass wind instrument with a conical tube that's bent into a circle, a funnel shaped mouthpiece, and a wide bell. The modern French horn has valves that allow it to play a complete chromatic scale.

Pronunciation:

Example:




Trombone
A brass wind instrument with a cup mouthpiece and a long metal tube. A moveable U-shaped slide changes the length of the tube, which changes the pitch of the instrument.

Pronunciation:

Example:




Trumpet
A brass instrument with a cup-shaped mouthpiece and a metal tube with a bell-shaped end. Three valves can be pressed to change the length of the tube, which changes the pitch of the instrument.

Pronunciation:

Example:




Tuba
The largest and lowest brass instrument, with a mouthpiece and a big bell-shaped opening to a tube that is wrapped around in an oval. Valves on the tube can be pressed to change the pitch of the instrument.

Pronunciation:

Example:


 

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