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The euphonium is the most mellow sounding brass instrument commonly found in concert and marching bands. Some people would disagree and say the French Horn is has a mellow sound, but that's because they've never heard a professional euphonium player. There are typically two in a concert band, so your section mate can end up being one of your closest friends. Another feature is the fact that they are so versatile. Having piston valves and a range of up to five and a half octaves (if you develop a professional level range), they can play very virtuosically. Trombones and French horns simply lack the potential playing speed of a euphonium because rotary valves and a slide can't move as fast as pistons. A final reason to love the euphonium is for the parts. You can be playing a slow, exposed, sonorous melody, a loud low brass feature, runs with the woodwinds, or a bass part with the tubas.
The Euphonium can seriously be called the unsung and underrated king of the orchestra, which is a shame, because the euphonium has qualities many other instruments can't deliver. From it's 5 or more octaves of range to it's mellow dark sound as well to its versatility, the euphonium is an extremely important and needed instrument in the orchestra. It can play vibrato, it can make both a mellow woodwind and horn like sound and a piercing sound with the trumpets and of course the low brass section thanks to it's large flared bell, you can double the basslines with the tubas and timpanis, play fast and virtuosic thanks to its piston valves, and if you can play very low notes, it's possible that you may even mimic the snare drums. The euphonium is the BEST AND MOST NEEDED INSTRUMENT in the WORLD! Even better than the piano since it doesn't give you all of the abilities that the euphonium can.
The Euphonium is such a lovely instrument. It can make really beautiful music. Plus, the Euphonium is a "jack of all trades" instrument. It can support the tuba with an octave, the sound complements the horn's, the Euphonium can be used with a woodwind line to add strength, it can soften the trombone section, and I have even sometimes seen it share a flute part. The Euphonium is one of the best instruments, if not the best, instrument that I have ever heard. Even better than a horn. And that's saying a lot.
The euphonium not only can play beautiful pieces but can also be reeeaalll funky!V 28 Comments
I play tuba, it is superior to all other brass instruments because it provides the foundation for nearly all chords written in music and it also gives the bass line to various pieces plus its huge!
A Tuba is one of those instruments where you don't notice the sound to much when its in a piece of music, but whenever it's not there something definitely sounds missing and weird.
Holds the band together, low dark sound, sounds extremely awesome when you get to blast, the sound it makes is just beautiful unlike really high pitch instruments
Tuba is a real cool instrument it is the best instrument because it carries the beach and it is very fun to play and easy vote for the Tuba pleaseV 16 Comments
The French horn is byfar the most beautiful, rich brass you will encounter. When I first played the horn in an instrument tryout at a school, I immediately loved it because of its golden tone. It has a mellow personality that holds the band together. It's so compatible with other instruments that it's a member of the woodwind quintet! Although it has a unique sound, It is hard to play and the tone cracks if you're not careful. If you practice hard and don't give up, you can definitely play beautifully on it. Also, not many people play it, so I find it an honor to be one of the rare few who do. I will say that I like Euphonium as my 2nd favorite brass, but the horn has that bright, magical sound that even Euphonium can't replicate. Euphonium is my 2nd favorite brass, as I already said, but French horn is my favorite instrument of ALL instruments! GO FRENCH HORN!
It has a beautiful sound that cannot be found in any other brass instrument. Even my band teacher agrees. I never wanted to play the horn, but my band teacher suggested me to play it, and boy, that was one of the best life choices I have ever done. Also, all the people in our section are friendly and really nice. The section leader is also one of the nicest people I have ever met.
The french horn is one of the most beautiful instruments you will ever see/hear. It makes a lovely sound and is capable of moving from forte and piano with ease (unlike other woodwind instruments such as the clarinet, saxophone or oboe). In the hands of an expert, the french horn can be a masterpiece.
French Horn not only has the richest sound, but it also has the largest range, being able to play bass and treble clef, the only other brass instuments that can do this are euphoniums, which are a close second.V 51 Comments
The trombone gives musicians and composers a lot of freedom. With practice, the instrument is limitless. A trombone can switch tones, ranges, and styles with the greatest of ease. It can have a mellow tone or a more aggressive one. It is the perfect choice for all styles of music. If you can do it on another brass instrument, it's possible on the trombone. And thanks to it's slide, it even goes beyond that.
Trombones I think have the best tone quality, best rang of low notes and high notes and they can do things other instruments can't do due to their slides. Speaking as a trumpet player myself I do have to agree that the trombone is the most superior brass instrument.
The trombone is the core brass sound that occurs in all great band and orchestral compositions. The versatility of the trombone allows a player to focus on either a bright, focused sound to be used in jazz ensembles, or a rich and dark sound to be used in orchestral playing.
The trombone is the most unique and special, I have to admit. With the trombone, it is centered in the middle, so you can play super high, as well as super low. It’s the only instrument without any valves or buttons besides strings/etc. Trombone is the core of the brass.V 42 Comments
No a sousaphone is pretty much the same as a tuba but it wraps around your body instead of you holding on your shoulder
Lol it's a tuba
Did you mean saxophone
The loudness, the power, the crisp, prideful noise, what's there not to love about a trumpet? - Velilana
Well the trumpets annoy me because in band all of the annoying people play it - lbelle0527
This instrument can play many types of music because of its capability to
Play various pitches. It can be very high in pitch or low in pitch. It makes such amazing sounds. It is also much easier to master a trumpet than most brass instruments.
I had a difficult time choosing between this and Euphonium as I play both. Trumpet always gets the melody part making it fundamental. It's powerful and very popular. I will always love this instrument. - PianoQueen
I love the trumpet. It can play in many types of music. the trumpet is a powerful instrument. It very well heard in band!V 41 Comments
Love the sound of a cornet, can give you sweet romantic sounds and then you can jazz it up, helps my 8 year old son plays the cornet.
The warm sounding trumpet... It gives any band that mellow, sweet sounding lead vocals that it requires!
Comes with the holiness of trumpets, but not the ego
Trumpet rip-offV 2 Comments
I'M A 70 YEAR OLD WHO HAS RECENTLY STARTED TO LEARN THE BARITONE HORN WITH A TRAINING BAND. IT IS A LOVELY INSTRUMENT PRODUCING A GREAT RANGE OF BEAUTIFUL SOUNDS. WITH A LOT OF PRACTICE I AM HOPING TO IMPROVE AND GIVE THE INSTRUMENT THE CREDIT IT DESERVES.
Lovely range in notes, love watching and listening to my 12 year old play his baritone horn.
It has more skill and it sounds awesome. This instrument can play many types of music because of its capability to
Play various pitches. It can be very high in pitch or low in pitch. It makes such amazing sounds.
I’ve been playing this for 13 years, I highly recommend this instrument this should be in the top 5V 1 Comment
It has more skill and it sounds awesome
Bass Trombone has a strong and unique low tone, but when played higher it tends to sound like a euphonium
What else needs to be said? The best brass instrument (trombone) plus bass
Good qualityV 3 Comments
Best instrument, with practice can provide a rich high pitch sound. Great in rupturing ears.
I know why it was voted to this place, its not even an instrument but I don't maybe it is, all well.
A beautiful instrument great for bursting eardrums (but seriously why is this higher than some real instruments)
I actually looked this up...V 5 Comments
Have you ever tried a flugelhorn? No? Go try one. The beauty of the sound you can achieve with a flugelhorn is unmatched by any other brass instrument in my opinion.
By far the most civilised of sounds in the brass family - silky smooth and worth a try if you've never played one and like brass.
Flugelhorn has a smooth, flowing song, and it sounds prettier than the trumpet. Sorry, trumpets.
When played well it is the best sounding instrument by farV 2 Comments
Best instrument in the whole band. Without them the band would most definitely fall apart. People may not know about us now but after seeing and drum corps show they'll go home wondering "what was that sexy sound in the background"
Phantom Regiment mello section for the win!
The power of a baritone but has the smoothness of a trumpet
Lovely name and lovely sound part of brass family, love it!V 1 Comment
What is a fiscon
The best instrument
I mean I play it, I feel I have to 😂😂
This is a type of saxophone...
Its cool but still I love the tenor horn
It is a great
All the art of a trumpet, played classically higher!
Amazing instrument! Plays high notes with confidence. Very expensive😞
Most under estimated instrument on the world.
An interesting and very capable instrument.
This is not BRASS - lbelle0527
It's a lower pitch of trumpet, in a trombone scale
A lovely rich high pitched tink to it, the triange sets my eyes and ears at ease. to listen to it is the highest pleasure an ear can apprehend. if you don't like the triange, you obviously haven't heard a professional triangle. when played with a few other triangles, it sounds like a giant tingle. but they have to tink at the same time or else it sounds bad sorry
Awesome! Sounds like a sax but has 2 bells and 1 bell uses a mute. It is really cool!
1 of the 2 valved brass instruments (the other being the serpent). It is very unique and has a mellow tone.
The Trombone, but an octave higher. Enough said.
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