The bombardino or euphonium belongs to the aerophone group.
Description of the instrument
It has a curved and rolled tapered metal tube. At one end it has the mouthpiece and at the other a bell-like widening that broadens the sound. It has three pistons that when activated make it possible to give the notes of the scale.
Modo de interpretación
It is held against the chest with the help of the arms. The mouthpiece is placed on the lips and made to vibrate while blowing.
This type of metal instruments with pistons have formed various groups and have toured parties and festivities throughout Euskal Herria for years, playing different music and dances.
The presence of the euphonium has been important since the end of the 19th century in marching bands and later brass bands and fanfare.
The most significant groups in our folklore have been those that guided the dances of Lapurdi and Baxe Nabarre.
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