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Learning to Play a Brass Instrument

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Learning to Play a Brass Instrument

When learning to play a brass instrument you might get frustrated, getting the first buzz from your mouth piece is harder than you may think.

Trumpet for example, has a smaller mouth piece. To get a buzz going you form your lips into a line and let those dimples show. Then blow to make your lips vibrate. If you just blow it won’t make a sound. The sound comes from the vibration of your lips going through the valves.

On the trumpet there are three valves. Not a lot of buttons. For each note you must adjust your lips either tighter or looser to tune to the proper note. For higher notes your lips would get tighter and for lower ones they would loosen.

Once you are able to play a scale, a siren is good practice to get higher notes. A siren is changing from low to high pitch on your mouth piece, without it in the instrument.

When you play music you must do multiple things at the same time, blow the air, tongue, fingering, reading the; notes, dynamics, rhythm, speed. You must keep a steady tempo unless the score calls for it.

Because of this multitasking, playing works your brain out. In the long run it would help you out in school. Most doctors have learnt a musical instrument.

Just keep in mind, that if you like music and want to be smart, take music class in school, or even join the concert band. Band is always a riot.

When learning to play a brass instrument you might get frustrated, getting the first buzz from your mouth piece is harder than you may think.

Trumpet for example, has a smaller mouth piece. To get a buzz going you form your lips into a line and let those

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