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We deal in many different Wind related instruments below you can see some examples Cornet and a Alto Saxophone we have good contacts with various manufactures and we are able to order in a brass or Wind related instrument that suits your need.

Wind instruments are usually made of brass or other metal but formerly of wood or horn in which the vibration of the player's lips against a cup or funnel shaped mouthpiece causes the initial vibration of an air column. A more precise term is lip-vibrated instrument. Brass instruments, like all wind instruments, are classified as aerophones.

 

The Trumpet

The Alto Saxophone

The Cornet (above)

The cornet preceded the trumpet in modern dance and jazz bands. The increasing use of the trumpet has diminished the cornet's popularity as a solo instrument except in brass bands.

The cornet is a brass musical instrument that evolved in the 1820s from the continental post horn, which is circular in shape like a small French horn.

It is built in the key of B flat, its music written a tone above the actual sound. The range extends from the E below middle C to the second B flat above it. Brass bands also employ a higher pitched E flat soprano cornet. Some older B flat cornets built for use in theatres can be changed to the key of A by turning a rotary valve.

A number of other instruments were developed from the cornet, drawing on its characteristics and those of the valved bugle, or flugelhorn. They include the althorn (or tenor horn) and the baritone. The names of both these instruments are applied also to other brass instruments of similar range and used differently from country to country. Such as the baritone Saxophone and the tenor Saxophone

The Trumpet

The Trumpet dates from the 2nd millennium BC in Egypt, when it was a small ritual or military instrument sounding only one or two notes. Later forms included the natural trumpet of the 16th–18th century and, following the invention of valves about 1815, the modern valve trumpet. The valve trumpet, ordinarily built in B flat, maintains the traditional trumpet bore, cylindrical with a terminal bell flare, though usually the bore tapers toward the mouthpiece to provide additional flexibility of tone. The bend near the bell incorporates a tuning slide. The compass ranges from F sharp below the treble staff to well above the staff, depending on the player's skill. The music is notated a major second higher than the actual sound.

The Saxophone

The first saxophone was patented by Antoine-Joseph Sax in Paris in 1846.

The saxophone has great flexibility, blending well with both brasses and woodwinds. It is not widely used as a concert instrument but is quite prominent in jazz, in which it is a principal vehicle for melodic improvisation.

Saxphones can also be Tenor Saxophones and Alto Saxophones. A Saxophone has a conical metal (originally brass) tube with about 24 openings controlled by padded keys; the mouthpiece is similar to that of a clarinet. Two octave key vents allow the instrument to overblow to a higher register at the octave. Except for the sopranino and one form of the B flat soprano saxophone, built straight like a clarinet, saxophones have an upturned lower end and a detachable crook, or neck, at the upper end.

The Trombone

The trombone is a 15th-century development of the trumpet and, until approximately 1700, was known as the sackbut. Like a trumpet, it has a cylindrical bore flared to a bell. Its mouthpiece is larger, however, suited to its deeper musical register, and is parabolic in cross section, like a cornet. The slide is composed of two parallel and stationary inner tubes, thickened at their lower ends, and two movable outer tubes. The two sets of tubes are telescoped in and out by a cross stay manipulated by the player's right hand. The other half of the trombone, the bell joint, passes over the player's left shoulder, counterbalancing the weight of the slide. Its bend usually incorporates a tuning slide.

The Clarinet

Clarinet Types

Clarinet B Flat, E Flat Soprano, Bass, Contrabass

This instrument that is often referred to as simply a clarinet is a cylindrical pipe, coupled to a reed mouthpiece, acts acoustically as a stopped pipe (closed at one end). It is tuned in B flat and is about 26 inches (66 cm) long; its notes, made with the finger holes and key mechanism. the sound is a step lower than written notes.

 

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