Are you looking for wind and brass instruments?
We offer a wide selection of wind and brass instruments, suitable for beginners as well as for advanced and more demanding students of music schools and professional musicians.
Wind instruments and brass instruments are instruments that have a resonant body, usually tubular in shape, in which sound is created by blowing through a mouthpiece, which is usually placed at the end of the resonant body. The pitch is determined by the length of the pipe and by manually changing the effective length of the vibrating air column by pressing on a system of openings, keys or valves. In wind instruments, in many cases a wooden tongue is placed on the mouthpiece, which creates a characteristic sharp sound with vibrations, e.g. clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon. However, the mouthpiece can also be without a tongue, where the sound is created only by blowing air, e.g. flute, recorder, various flutes.
In some wind instruments, sound is produced by blowing through the cane; others require buzzing in the metal mouthpiece, yet others require the player to blow into a hole on the edge that splits the air column and creates sound.
Trumpets are tubular shaped instruments in which sound is created by blowing air through suitably tense lips in mouthpiece of the instrument, causing vibrations that are then converted into sound. In the case of wind instruments, the pipes are often wooden, while in the case of trumpets the pipes are made of metal, which are rounded and have a combined cylindrical-conical beaker.
Brass instruments include:
- trumpets, cornets and wings,
- french and Flugelhorns
- trombones and
- bass brass such as euphonias, baritones, tubes and suzaphones.
Methods of obtaining different tones for wind instruments and brass:
- the use of different air columns for different tones, such as pan flutes. These instruments can play several tones at the same time.
- Changing the length of the vibrating air column by changing the length of the pipe via shut-off valves (rotary valves, piston valves) that direct air through additional pipes, thus increasing the overall length of the pipe and thus lowering the tuning of the base tone. This method is used on almost all brass instruments.
- Changing the length of the vibrating air column by lengthening and / or shortening the tube with a sliding mechanism. This method is used in the trombone and sliding flute.
- Changing the frequency of vibrations by opening or closing openings on the side of the pipe. You can do this by covering the openings with your fingers or by pressing a button, which then closes the opening through the valve. This method is used in almost all wind instruments.
- Achieving vibration of the air column on different harmonics without changing the length of the air column. This method is used e.g. to play the hunting horn.
To expand their basic register, almost all wind instruments and brass instruments use the last mentioned method, most often in combination with one of the other methods described above.
We offer the following categories of wind and brass instruments:
- flutes - transverse, with open or closed mechanism;
- clarinets - the most common version is Bb clarinets, there are also Eb clarinets, and you will even find a bass clarinet;
- saxophones - the most common are alto and tenor saxophones, but there are also soprano, baritone and bass saxophones;
- recorder - recorder soprano with German grip are most suitable for beginners, but there are also soprano recorders with baroque grip and other recorders;
- other wind instruments - here you will find melodicas, kazoos, jaw harps and various traditional and folk instruments such as pan flutes, Irish flutes or didgeridoo.
- trumpets - Bb trumpets, cornets, Flugelhorns;
- horns - French and hunting horns;
- trombones - mostly metal, and they are also available in an extremely light, plastic version;
- bass brass - euphonia, baritones, tubes and suzaphones;
- accessories for wind instruments - clarinet reeds, saxophone reeds, other reeds, lyres, ligatures and caps, straps, stands, cases and bags, creams, cleaners and other accessories, spare parts for wind instruments, mouthpieces for wind instruments;
- Brass accessories - mouthpieces, oils and creams, brass lyres, clothes and cleaners, cases and bags, brass stands, mutes, other brass accessories, brass spare parts.