The song we commonly associate with clowns and a circus wasn't originally intended to be used that way. 'Grande Marche Chromatique' (Entrance of the Gladiators) was composed by Czech composer Julius Fučík and the piece was supposed to demonstrate the ability of modern brass instruments. musictales.club/article/e…
Spit and condensed water accumulate in brass instruments and need to be drained regularly. Tumpets have "water keys" for this purpose. youtu.be/TGp_Hdi5ZH0
The bazooka was a brass musical instrument created by Comedian Bob Burns. It was several feet in length and incorporated telescopic tubing like the trombone. The military borrowed the nickname for its anti-tank weapon during World War II due to its vague resemblance to the musical instrument. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baz…
The view of most scholars is that the term "brass instrument" should be defined by the way the sound is made, by lip vibration, and not by whether the instrument is actually made of brass. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Didgeridoos are technically brass instruments rural-lit.com/gray-nomad-…
A Bazooka was originally a brass wind instrument that became the nickname for the M1 variant rocket launchers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baz…
The saxhorn was the most common brass instrument in American Civil War bands. The over-the-shoulder variety of the instrument was used, as the backward-pointing bell of the instrument allowed troops marching behind the band to hear the music. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sax…
Today I learned about Circular breathing, a technique used by players of some wind instruments to produce a continuous tone without interruption. This is accomplished by breathing in through the nose while simultaneously pushing air out through the mouth using air stored in the cheeks. breathing.com/blogs/breat…
In the 50/60s, jazz trumpeters grew a soul patch for the comfort it provided when using a trumpet mouthpiece en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
Musicians need to "play-in" a violin to ease its harshness, before it's used in a performance. Musical vibrations alter the structure of cellulose molecules in the wood, and change the internal resonances of the body aes.org/e-lib/browse.cfm?…
The United States adopted the American Standard pitch of A-440, and 3 years later this became the world standard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A44…
The saxophone is named after it's inventor, Adolphe Sax. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt…

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