Which brass instrument is for you?

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Subject: Trumpet
Last updated: 10/06/2018
Tags: cornet, french horn, trombone, trumpet

 Which instrument is for you?


The Trumpet is the highest instrument in the brass family, and was recently featured playing the fanfares in the Royal Wedding. It is often used in film music, and can be heard playing the main tune to Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and James Bond.



The Cornet is a smaller version of the Trumpet, and makes a warmer sound that you can hear in a Brass    Band. It is featured in the film ‘Brassed Off’ and you can even hear it on the theme tune to Coronation Street!



The Trombone is the only instrument to have a slide rather than ‘valves’ to change between notes. This creates the ‘glissando’ or sliding sound that is often used in comical musical moments. It is a low pitched brass instrument, meaning that it plays the lower notes in an ensemble.


 French Horn

The French Horn has all of the tubing wrapped in a circular manner. If you were to unravel it then you would have a tube 20 feet long! It produces a mellow sound and is often heard playing with the string section, such as in Princess Leia’s theme in Star Wars.

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