The baritone is a lower brass instrument with a mellow and relaxed tone. The baritone is versatile but is best suited for personalities who don’t mind making mistakes and sticking with it.

Physical considerations: All lips are suitable for the mouthpiece. Those considering tuba are better to have lips on the larger side. Baritones are heavy to carry and students should be able to wrap their arms around the instrument.

When buying or renting: If buying used, please have the instrument cleaned by a professional. Do not attempt to clean or remove the valves on your own.

 Extra equipment: Students should always have a soft cloth for cleaning as well as valve oil in their case. Folding music stands are optional.

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