This resource provides professionals, musicians, teachers, students, or individuals with an abundance of brass instrument knowledge. The book’s chapters answer questions like: Where did these instruments come from? How do they work? How do I choose one? How do I take care of my instrument? It also provides an instrument diary and glossary of terms.
The Brass Instrument Owner’s Handbook is the second in a series of musical instrument owner’s handbooks. Following the structure of The String Instrument Owner’s Handbook (2015), this book provides professionals, musicians, teachers, students, and individuals interested in brass instruments with an abundance of knowledge. A touchstone work for both uninitiated and advanced players, The Brass Instrument Owner’s Handbook provides a roadmap for every step of the owning process from selecting and buying (or renting) to maintaining, repairing, modifying, upgrading, and even re-selling your instrument. Chapters answer such questions as: Where did these instruments come from? What are the different kinds of historical and contemporary brass instruments? How do these instruments work? Who makes them and how? How do I choose and buy a brass instrument? How do I rent one? How do I take care of my brass instrument? And so much more. The book also provides readers with an instrument diary and in-depth glossary of terms.
This work is an invaluable addition to the libraries of not only every professional brass player, but also of students, teachers, technicians, and parents.
1. An Overview of the History of Music
2. Sound Production
3. Non-fretted String Instruments Defined
4. The History of Non-fretted String Instruments
5. How Non-fretted Instruments Work
6. Brass Instruments Defined
7. The History of Brass Instruments
8. How Brass Instruments Work
9. Woodwind Instruments Defined
10. The History of Woodwind Instruments
11. How Woodwind Instrument Work
12. Percussion Instruments Defined
13. The History of Percussion Instruments
14. How Percussion Instruments Work
15. Form in Music
16. Music Theory
18. Anatomy of an Opera
19. The Role of the Conductor