Instruments of the brass family include the French horn, trumpet, trombone, and tuba. They are made of metal, and sound is created by the players buzzing their lips against the mouthpieces and blowing air. The pitch is changed by adjusting the length of the airway. This is done by pressing valves or, in the case of the trombone, moving the slide.
Learn more about each instrument and musicians that play them below. Use the buttons to move to a different instrument family and download our supplementary PopsEd student guides.