Educator Resources for Brass Instruments

Pucker up and blow! In this BrainPOP movie, you’ll learn about trumpets, trombones, tubas, French horns and more as Tim and Moby introduce you to the family of brass instruments! Discover the unique way in which musicians play brass instruments, and how valves and slides can be manipulated to change the instruments’ pitch. You’ll find out why these instruments include so many twists and coils, why so-called “natural” brass instruments are rarely used anymore, and which brass instrument is the hardest to play. If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between a tuba and a sousaphone, or how trumpeters can produce different notes by pressing down on valves, this is the movie for you!