Category Archives: Musical Instrument Manufacturers

Revisiting the Word “Euphonium”

In a tongue-in-cheek article posted here a few years ago I confessed to a certain dissatisfaction with the word “euphonium.” While that is the correct term for the large, conical-bored, valved brass instrument with a fundamental pitch of B-flat1, I … Continue reading

Posted in Baritone Horn, Euphonium, Mouthpieces, Music, Music Education, Musical Instrument Manufacturers, Nomenclature, Pedagogy, Teaching Low Brass

Changing my Tune Regarding “Sino-Tuben”

When I was a student, and even well into my professional career, it was considered axiomatic that musical instruments manufactured in China were of low quality, made of inferior materials, suffered from limited availability of compatible repair parts, and were … Continue reading

Posted in Alto Trombone, Bass Trombone, Economics, Euphonium, Musical Instrument Manufacturers, Teaching Low Brass, Tenor Trombone, Trombone, Tuba