The Tuba and Bass Tuba – Brass Instruments

The tuba is the lowest-pitched instrument of the brass family. Its name derives from the Latin word ‘tube’. Greek and Romans also used it to name an ancient bronze instrument. The bass tuba, the historic predecessor to the contemporary tuba, emerged on...

Brass Instruments

What is a Brass Instrument?   A brass instrument produces sound by sympathetic vibration of air in a tubular resonator in sympathy with the vibration of the player’s lips. Brass instruments are also called labrosones, which means “lip-vibrated...