Baritones for music playing, or baritone horns, belong to the brass family of instruments. This horn is commonly found in school, military and marching bands. When baritones are included in orchestra performance, it is oftentimes used in a solo part. The instrument was invented in the late 1700s and at that time it was played by stroking its glass rods with moistened fingers. The new kinds of baritones look like a small tuba. It is about 3ft in height, has three valves, a bell, and a mouthpiece. Sometimes it is mistaken as a euphonium, the two instruments are always compared due to their close similarities in appearance but not in the sound they produce.
The cost of buying a baritone horn will vary on the brand. It can be from several hundreds of dollars up to a few thousands. It will also depend if the instrument is brand new or used. For those who are looking into learning this just for a hobby, there is no immediate need to buy. There are music stores, or even individuals, who provide musical instruments for renting or leasing. In a music store, however, a repair plan may be included in the deal. Those who consider playing professionally though will need to buy a baritone horn. If money is a problem, get a lease plan which allows you to play on a monthly or quarterly basis until the full amount is paid.
Many kids get acquainted with musical instruments from classes in school. It is where they begin to discover the inkling to seriously learn an instrument like the baritone horn. Getting classes in school entails learning within a group so there is less individual focus from teacher to students. Classes are short which results to students’ slow development. But the good thing is, when a school teacher take a leave, replacement is always assured. Finding a good baritone teacher in the same area of residence is quite challenging to some. A nearby music store is always a good source of information when looking for musical instrument classes or teachers, they usually have a directory. Teachers may also advertise their services online so use the internet. If all else fails, the last resort is by buying video tutorials or learning them from online on your own.
For serious learners, it is very important to go into one-on-one classes or sessions. There are many free tutorials online that are useful but one can only get the best education by attending classes that have been set and developed to achieve the best in every student. For baritones, or any other musical instrument for that matter, each individual has a different learning curve and getting direct personal instructions based on individual developments is the fastest way to narrow down the areas of improvement. It may cost some amount of money but the returning benefits may not just be monetary, because the joy music can bring is priceless.