An integral part of the serpent family, the striking Ophicleide has been a cornerstone offering of some of the world’s most prestigious Orchestras for some 200 years; first invented by French instrument maker Jean Hilaire Asté in 1817. So, what would we consider some of the best music for Ophicleide?
As a brass musician, one of the most satisfying things you can do is find yourself the ideal instrument for your needs, but, to ensure you can get the very best out of your instrument(s);what are the best accessories for Trumpet players?
As the largest instrument in the brass family, the Tuba is instantly recognisable both in sound and stature, but how much do you really know about this popular instrument? Here are 5 surprising Tuba facts…
One of the best known instruments of our time, and certainly a favourite with schools and brass bands, the popular Cornet comes in 2 types which - particularly for those who are just beginning, often poses the question:what Cornet should I buy?
Originally invented in 1835 to replace the Ophicleide, the Tuba is the largest, and lowest instrument in the brass family; probably the most instantly recognisable and one of the most popular, too. But, what are the best songs for Tuba?
If you’re just embarking on your brass instrument journey - deciding which one is right for you or wondering whether you should switch to learning a different one - you may be curious about pitch; which of the brass instruments has the highest pitch, and which has the lowest.