The saxophone is considered a woodwind instrument and not a brass instrument even though it is made of brass. Musical instruments are not actually classified based on what they are made of, but how sounds are produced using them. stagemusiccenter.com/musi…
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 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…
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…
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
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…
Walter Freeman is known in history as the father of the lobotomy, an infamous procedure that involved hammering an ice pick-like instrument into a patient's brain through their eye sockets. medicalbag.com/home/featu…
John Wayne was awarded 'two spheres manufactured from brass' for appearing at Harvard after being called the biggest fraud in history. nytimes.com/1974/01/16/ar…
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…
John Wayne was offered the "Brass Balls Award" by a satirical Harvard University newspaper after calling Wayne "the biggest fraud in history." Wayne accepted and arrived via US Army convoy in an armored personnel carrier. youtube.com/watch?v=dINMV…
Modern orchestras tune to an oboe because its penetrating sound stands out from the orchestra, so it's easy for all the musicians to hear. classicfm.com/discover-mu…
The Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band is "to date the biggest-selling instrumental single in the history of recorded music" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
There is a small musical key on an instrument that is never "played" in music, and it is called a "water key". It is often erroneously called a "spit valve" because of the wrongly held belief that the drained liquid is spit. It's actually condensed moisture from exhaled breath. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
The biggest-selling instrumental single in the history of recorded music is a medley of songs from Star Wars turned into a disco track. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Today I learned of the Caligula (1979) biographical film, this film, which is still banned from Canada and Iceland depicts the Emperors' cruel and salacious escapades, which included, kink, incest, drag, bestiality, orgies, prostitution and murder. sites.psu.edu/245spring20…
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…
The Theremin was invented by a Soviet scientist when he added a sonic element to his gas density analyzer. It is the only musical instrument that is played without touching it. daily.redbullmusicacademy…
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…
Today I learned about the "Bonus Army", a group of great war veterans who led a protest in Washington D.C. The police and army killed two and injured over 1,000. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…

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