Ultimate Guide to Brass Instruments

a brass instrument

Brass instruments are musical instruments that produce sound by sympathetic vibration of air in a cylindrical resonating chamber in sympathy with the vibration of the player’s lips. They are also sometimes called labrosones or labrophones, which are from Latin and Greek elements that mean “lip” and “sound.” The brass family got its … Read more

Guide to Alto Horn

A black and white photograph of Kate Westbrook playing the alto horn

The Alto horn is a wind instrument that is a part of the saxhorn family. Ithas several names, including tenor horn (British English), althorn or alto horn (American), and E♭ horn (Germany). The interior chamber of the alto horn, called the bore, is conical in shape like the fluegelhorn and baritone horn. … Read more