How brass instruments work - Al Cannon
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Brass playing exists all over the world in a great many genres! A few current brass groups to check out include Mnozil Brass, Canadian Brass , German Brass, The Westerlies, and Amsterdam Brass. Get your toes tapping and play along!
Do brass horns have a history? Humanity has a long history of blowing air into tubing to produce sound, such as the early example of the two trumpets found in the tomb of King Tutankhamen. For a detailed and academic history of brass playing, author Anthony Baine’s: Brass Instruments, Their History and Development is very thorough and describes the evolution of the instruments into their modern-day forms.
Just love music and want to learn more? Here are some “note-worthy” lessons from TED-Ed:
How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins
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Music as a language - Victor Wooten
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