The brass family includes the french horn, trumpet, trombone and sometimes the tuba. The brass family gets its name because the instruments are typically made of a metal called brass. All brass musicians make sound on their instrument by buzzing their lips together against a mouthpiece. The smallest member of the brass family is the trumpet, so it plays the highest notes. The tuba and trombone are the biggest members of the brass family, so they play the lowest notes.
Explore the members of the Brass Family below!