Euphonium / Baritone
Brass Family / Tenor Voice
The Baritone is essentially just a more compact version of the Euphonium, which sounds a little closer to a trombone.
The Euphonium is for most students, the easiest brass instrument to play. It’s sound is deep, rich and warm.
Euphonium is in the Conical / Non-directional Brass Family, along with French Horn and Tuba.
This family provides the warmth and depth in a band sound.
- Lips are medium to thick
- Front 4 adult teeth all present (2 top, 2 bottom)
- Front teeth are straight and even, closed teeth meet evenly
Large overbites can be accommodated
Blow Test Achievements
- Demonstrate good lip control with the “flutter” and “fly” exercises
Trombone for playing in a Jazz Ensemble
Trumpet, French Horn
The Euphonium can be a little confusing as there are multiple names and a variety of different looking designs.
They all play the same part role in Band Music.
The Baritone Horn is smaller and more compact, but has the same length of tubing.
Intermediate and Professional Euphoniums usually have a 4th valve.