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posted: 4/17/2006 at 5:37:25 PM ET
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I'm playing baritone horn and have a few questions.
What is the connection between the force of breath/speed of breath and the buttons?
I can't seem to find any coherent relationship. The buttons seem to lower the note played unless I raise it with a stronger breath. I guess related to this question, what are the buttons for? I am able now to play Do Re Mi, but would like to make sense of this thing.

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posted: 4/17/2006 at 6:35:03 PM ET
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well the lips do most of the work for brass instruments the breathing part is that you have to blow harder for high notes because your lips get tighter which cause u to use more force to get air out of your mouth to your horn. the buttons open and close valves which give you the lower and higher notes depending which valves open. you can practically play a song without using any buttons. just take the bugle for instince. all those songs written for the bugle don't need buttons to change. hope this helped

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posted: 4/17/2006 at 7:20:27 PM ET
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The valves change the length of the tubing and by doing so change the harmonic series you will play in. It's like having many bugles in one.

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