Spectrum of brass tones of same fingering?



Asked by: Miguel Reddy

Do brass instruments have the same fingerings?





On valve brass instruments, a single fingering may be used to play different notes. For example on the trumpet, leaving all valves open (up) allows the player to play the following notes: C – G – C – E – G – Bb – C – … (The first playable interval is a 5th instead of an octave, but that is another question.)

What is the timbre of brass?

What is the bell made of?

Amount of copper Timbre
Gold brass Proportionally high Generally has a broad, rich timbre
Yellow brass Proportionally low Generally has a bright, tight timbre


What feature of brass instruments can affect the tone of it?

The type of bore will affect the tone and timbre of the instrument. Cylindrical bore instruments will generally produce, as musicians would call it, a “brighter” tone, whereas a conical bore instrument will produce a “mellower” tone.

Which brass instrument has the highest tone?





the Trumpet

Considered the oldest brass instrument in existence, the Trumpet was first created in around 1500 B.C. Not only this, but the Trumpet is also the highest pitched instrument of the brass family.

Are trumpet and French horn fingering the same?

The notes on a trumpet are changed by altering the fingerings on the three valves in the brass instrument and also by changing the lip tension. In a French horn, the notes and pitch can also be changed by altering the three valves and by changing the lip tension.

Are trumpet fingerings the same as baritone?

The baritone is more conical in shape (like a cornet) and exactly one octave lower. Most trumpet players can play treble clef baritone quite easily. Middle “C” is still played open, D is first and third, E is first and second, etc. Therefore, the fingerings are exactly the same if you play treble clef.

What is the timbre of percussion?

So, we now know that the timbre of a drum is the term that is used to describe the sonic differences between two drums that are tuned to the same frequencies and are played in the same way.



How do you describe tone quality in music?

Timbre (pronounced TAM-bər) is the sound quality, or tone quality, of a note played on a particular musical instrument. Two musical instruments can play identical pitches at identical volumes and still produce distinct musical sounds, or timbres.

What are the characteristics of brass instruments?

Brass instruments are essentially very long pipes that widen at their ends into a bell-like shape. The pipes have been curved and twisted into different shapes to make them easier to hold and play.

Is trumpet high or low pitch?

The trumpet plays high brassy notes. The trumpet is the highest sounding member of the brass family. The brilliant tone of the trumpet travels through about 6 – ½ feet of tubing bent into an oblong shape.



What’s the easiest brass instrument to play?

Trombone – the infinite



A typical instrument from the brass section is the trombone. It is generally said to be the easiest instrument of the brass family.

What is the hardest brass instrument to play?

The piccolo trumpet is probably the most difficult brass instrument of all.

Is trumpet or trombone harder?

The trombone is bulkier, making it a little more difficult to play than the trumpet, especially for those who have never played a brass instrument before. Behind the cornet, the trumpet is the smallest of all brass instruments, making it easier to hold, play, and transport to and from lessons.

Is Sax easier than trumpet?

Short-term the saxophone is probably easier for most. Trumpet is definitely more painful and disrupts the embouchure more. However, it’s by no means comfortable for saxophone players either.



Is baritone easier than trumpet?

The baritone horn is easier to learn to play than the trumpet. The mouthpiece is bigger on the baritone and that gives the beginner more control over the tone early on. On the other hand, the trumpet is three times lighter which makes it easier to hold the instrument when standing up.

Which instruments have the same fingering as a trumpet?

Fingerings for the mellophone are the same as fingerings for the trumpet, alto (tenor) horn, and most valved brass instruments. Owing to its use primarily outside concert music, there is little solo literature for the mellophone, other than that used within drum and bugle corps.

Is trumpet the hardest instrument to play?

Most definitely, the trumpet was the most difficult instrument to practice in this year of learning. I would say vocal training was #2 because it also requires very subtle training of micro movements in the body you’re not usually aware of.