Often asked: How To Play Baritone?

Is baritone easy to play?

The baritone is relatively easy to learn for beginners. The deep beautiful tone from a baritone is attractive to many students who like the sound of a lower voice. Taking care of a baritone is easier than a woodwind instrument and very similar to a trumpet or tuba.

Is baritone easier than trombone?

you can play certain runs of notes relatively easily on a baritone which would be somewhere between difficult and impossible on a trombone, if that particular sequence of notes required shifting between extreme positions on the slide for consecutive notes.

What key is a baritone?

Key. The baritone is pitched in concert B♭, meaning that when no valves are actuated, the instrument will produce partials of the B♭ harmonic series. Music for the baritone horn can be written in either the bass clef or the treble clef. When written in the bass clef, the baritone horn is a non- transposing instrument.

Is the baritone a good instrument to play?

As a first instrument to learn, the Sonata Student 3-Valve Euphonium and SBH701 Baritone, are both great sounding and accessible to start you on your journey. Ideal for the developing and improving player who finally wants to own their own instrument. These beautiful instruments play as good as they look!

How much is a baritone?

Beginner baritones usually range in cost from $1,500 to $3,000. Intermediate, or step-up baritones usually range in cost $2,400 to $3,800 and entry level pro trombones (still largely played by advanced students) around $3,800 and up.

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Where was the baritone invented?

The baritone is an instrument within the modern brass family which was developed during the period of ancient Rome. However, the modern baritone’s first appearance was in Germany, in the 1800s through two people, namely Ferdinand Sommer and Carl Moritz.

How do you care for a baritone?

Taking Care Of Your Baritone

  1. Use the water key to empty water from the instrument. Blow air through it.
  2. Remove the mouthpiece. Once a week, wash the mouthpiece with warm tap water. Dry thoroughly.
  3. Wipe off the instrument with a clean soft cloth. Return the instrument to its case.
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