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Why do Brass Instruments Have at Least Three Valves?

Why do Brass Instruments Have at Least Three Valves?

A brass instrument is just a long piece of plumbing (or tubing) coiled up for compactness.  In the photo you can see a trumpet, stretched out so that its tubing is mostly straight.  You can also see a coiled up[...]

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The Most Important 12-bars of Music in the World Today

In my opinion—and I welcome argument—the 12-bar blues, which evolved from the culture of black Americans, mostly slaves, in southern states is the most important 12 bars of music in world musical culture today. Jazz is played in most parts[...]

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