Wessex Tubas in Transition
Wessex Tubas
by Leanne Kleinsteuber
11M ago
Wessex Tubas & Brass is moving on to offer REGIONAL play testing opportunities in the US.   We at Wessex are very aware that many Wessex customers, interested musicians & educators are faced with difficult economic choices. The Wessex brand is synonymous with an undeniable value-for-quality balance & to continue to meet that standard we're bringing instruments from our collection to your region to give you the opportunity to test that claim for yourself. Wessex Tubas is hitting the road from November for a 6 month transition period geared towards establishing permanent reg ..read more
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Wessex Tubas partners with Route to protect shipping of your orders.
Wessex Tubas
by Jonathan Hodgetts
11M ago
We’ve partnered with Route—a package protection and tracking solution—to give our customers the best possible delivery experience. Route provides low-cost shipping protection to protect your package in the event that it gets lost, stolen, or damaged while in transit. Route is also a mobile app that allows you to visually track all of your online orders in one place. No need to dig through your email for tracking numbers. Route’s dynamic maps and real-time shipping updates keep you in the loop throughout every part of your delivery. The Route app is available on Android and Apple app stores ..read more
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Meet Miss Li: who ensures our quality
Wessex Tubas
by Jonathan Hodgetts
1y ago
Meet Miss Li - she is the lady who ensures the quality of Wessex production ongoing throughout the year, our eyes on the spot at the factory in China. She was appointed specifically responsible for Wessex quality control in 2019, it was her that helped keep production standards high when we could not get to the factory in person during Covid travel restrictions. Now we are once again regularly visiting the factory, she continues to pre-check with particular responsibility for the high-brass quality approval including the ever-popular PB300 Piccolo Trombone which she is holding in the ..read more
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Piccolo trombone: how to play
Wessex Tubas
by Sophie Porter
1y ago
A guide to playing the piccolo trombone  The piccolo trombone is the smallest and highest of the brass instruments in the trombone family and, due to its size, isn’t used in any band. Instead, it is a fun addition to the trombone player’s collection and can be used as the highest voice in a trombone ensemble.  Being so small, how do you play the piccolo trombone?  A guide to playing the piccolo trombone  To understand how to best play this unique brass instrument, we should first familiarise ourselves with the dimensions and key elements that make up the piccolo trombone:&n ..read more
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How is a concert tuba different from a sousaphone?
Wessex Tubas
by Sophie Porter
1y ago
Concert tuba vs. sousaphone - what’s the difference?  The tuba and sousaphone are 2 of the biggest brass instruments available in the brass family; with many similarities and some striking differences. So, how is a concert tuba different from a sousaphone?  How is a concert tuba different from a sousaphone?  Although the sousaphone is considered a type of tuba, there are many elements to this unique instrument that make it stand out from the concert tuba.    The sousaphone is a very visually distinctive brass instrument, characterised by circular tubing that is placed ..read more
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Is a saxophone a brass instrument?
Wessex Tubas
by Sophie Porter
2y ago
Answering student and beginner FAQs: is a saxophone a brass instrument? If you’re new to the wonderful world of brass instruments - embarking on the very beginning stages of your music journey and considering which instrument will best suit your taste and style, you may be wondering: is a saxophone a brass instrument?  Is a saxophone a brass instrument? The saxophone is an extremely popular instrument, heard in many different genres of music throughout the years; most well-known, though, for its place in jazz music - leading some of the most iconic and widely known jazz pieces of the 20th ..read more
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What is the tuba's role in an orchestra?
Wessex Tubas
by Sophie Porter
2y ago
Here, we’re getting to know the tuba - specifically: what is the tuba’s role in an orchestra? What is the tuba’s role in an orchestra? Is a popular question among students and beginners, as you initiate your journey into the exciting and varied world of brass music making; understanding more about your chosen instrument and the instruments surrounding it.  What’s the tuba’s role in an orchestra? The tuba is the biggest and lowest instrument in the extensive brass instrument family and, as such, serves to anchor the harmonies. This principle not only applies to the tuba in relation to oth ..read more
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How much does a tuba cost?
Wessex Tubas
by Sophie Porter
2y ago
Just how much does a tuba cost and how much should you be paying? It’s no secret that music is an expensive passion - whether you’re a professional or a student musician. Although there’s no denying, of course, any expense is more than entirely worth it; music being one of the most rewarding and cathartic art forms available to us. But, within this, how much should you be paying for your instruments? Specifically, how much does a tuba cost? How much does a tuba cost?  To answer this question adequately, it’s important to acknowledge the typical price differences between student and profes ..read more
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Why is brass used to make musical instruments?
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by Sophie Porter
2y ago
Here, we explore the question: why is brass used to make musical instruments? Brass instruments have been produced and enjoyed by millions of people for hundreds of years; brass instruments and brass music are ingrained in so many cultures and celebrations across the world. But why is brass used to make musical instruments, specifically? Why is brass used to make musical instruments?  Brass is used to make musical instruments for a number of reasons, including:  Brass is an alloy made up of copper and zinc and, unlike metals such as iron - for example - doesn’t rust quickly or easil ..read more
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Beginner's guide: how to play tenor saxophone
Wessex Tubas
by Sophie Porter
2y ago
Here, we’ll go through how to play tenor saxophone Although the tenor saxophone is bigger than the alto, the tenor sax is a particularly popular choice for any beginner.  It’s prominent in jazz, concerts and marching band; often playing inner harmony or melodic lines.   And, if you’re considering learning, or have just started learning, to play the tenor saxophone, this easy-to-follow guide will help you begin your journey with confidence.  How to play tenor saxophone Choose from a reliable brand: to start your saxophone journey off in the very best way, the first thing to ..read more
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