A brief explanation of how to use this book.
Brass instruments have a millennia old tradition and history.
Before picking up the instrument, it is critical to have fundamentals of the body in place.
The mouthpiece serves as the starting point for good brass technique and tone.
Understanding how brass instruments function helps us to understand how to play and teach them.
Brass instruments have a shared set of fundamentals that dictate effective tone production and instruction.
Pitch control is a constant demand for brass players.
While each instrument has its own idiosyncrasies, the fundamentals of articulation transfer across instruments.
With proper care and maintenance, brass instruments can serve the musicians for decades.
As music educators, students will approach you with questions about techniques that you may not be able to perform as novice brass players.