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  1. brass, brass instrumentnoun

    a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece

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  1. brass instrumentnoun

    A musical instrument whose tone is produced by vibration of the lips as the player blows into a mouth piece (or tubular resonator).

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  1. Brass instrument

    A brass instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound by sympathetic vibration of air in a tubular resonator in sympathy with the vibration of the player's lips. Brass instruments are also called labrosones, literally meaning "lip-vibrated instruments". There are several factors involved in producing different pitches on a brass instrument. Slides, valves, crooks, or keys are used to change vibratory length of tubing, thus changing the available harmonic series, while the player's embouchure, lip tension and air flow serve to select the specific harmonic produced from the available series. The view of most scholars is that the term "brass instrument" should be defined by the way the sound is made, as above, and not by whether the instrument is actually made of brass. Thus one finds brass instruments made of wood, like the alphorn, the cornett, the serpent and the didgeridoo, while some woodwind instruments are made of brass, like the saxophone.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brass instrument in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brass instrument in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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