CNN has an interesting video of a family-owned business in India, one that has been around for over 100 years. It is always fun to see how our pretty, smooth horns begin as rather rough, cobbled together pieces of sheet metal.
Making Brass Instruments
(Be patient; there is a short video commercial at the beginning.)
This aptly-named site has a wonderful video showing instruments in many contexts from all around the world. I saw several I have never seen before. There was even some screen time for a Sousaphone and a euphonium.
Greatest Musical Instrument Museum In The World
Regular readers will certainly know that I very seldom post about marching bands, but this is too good to pass up. The Cal Band from California does a halftime show in tribute to video games. Very clever! See if you recognize all the games.
I hope all my readers are having a nice holiday season. As my family is in the midst of celebrating Christmas, I wanted to offer you this simple puzzle:
This topic comes up regularly so it's time I posted about it. There is a lot of confusion about how/where to measure the bore of a brass instrument. The situation is compounded by manufacturers when they choose different methods for measurement so they can claim larger bore sizes in their ads.
The standard method is the measure the inner diameter of the tubing of the second valve slide (I am referring to the slide that you can remove, not the tubes that are soldered to the valve