Brass Instruments

A brass instrument is a musical instrument that 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, literally meaning "lip-vibrated instruments".

There are several factors involved in producing different pitches on a brass instrument. Slides, valves, crooks (though they are rarely used today), or keys are used to change vibratory length of tubing, thus changing the available harmonic series, while the player's embouchure, lip tension and air flow serve to select the specific harmonic produced from the available series.

The view of most scholars (see organology) is that the term "brass instrument" should be defined by the way the sound is made, as above, and not by whether the instrument is actually made of brass. Thus one finds brass instruments made of wood, like the alphorn, the cornett, the serpent and the didgeridoo, while some woodwind instruments are made of brass, like the saxophone.

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University of Southern California

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $53,448 average out-state tuition; $53,448 average in-state tuition

The New England Conservatory of Music

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $46,100 average out-state tuition; $46,100 average in-state tuition

The Juilliard School

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $43,170 average out-state tuition; $43,170 average in-state tuition

Rice University

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Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music

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San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $43,700 average out-state tuition; $43,700 average in-state tuition

Vanderbilt University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $46,500 average out-state tuition; $46,500 average in-state tuition

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Thomas Mishler Music Scholarship

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NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarship

National Society of High School Scholars

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National Society of High School Scholars

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Chiaha Scholarship Award

Georgia Highlands College

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Georgia Highlands College

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George H. Brink Memorial Music Scholarship

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Pellissippi State Technical Community College

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Geoffrey and Arlene King Music Scholarship

University of South Carolina at Aiken, Office of Advancement

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Snead State Community College

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Snead State Community College

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Margaret Cantu Gittinger Endowed Scholarship

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Alamo Community College District

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