Brace Yourself for Brass is Foxy Dots Music’s most popular publication. These pieces are deliberately written in the low register, avoiding the pain inducing high notes for brass players with braces. At the same time the Brace Yourself for Brass pieces are technically challenging in order to keep the player’s interest (and sanity) whilst their teeth are being realigned. Born out of a teacher’s frustration at losing promising students to the scourge of the orthodontist Brace Yourself for Brass could rescue a future brass star’s career!

Brace Yourself for Brass is available for Trumpet and also Trombone or Euphonium (bass clef) as a download or printed book with CD.


Brace Yourself for Brass is a series of music written specifically for brass players whose budding career has been temporarily thwarted by an orthodontist. The jazz style tunes are all set in the low register and focus on finger technique and rhythm, enabling students to carry on playing music at their technical ability without having to negotiate notes in the upper register.
So, instead of putting their playing career on hold while their teeth are straightened, Brace Yourself for Brass enables players to continue on with interesting and challenging music.


The original Brace Yourself for Brass book is a collection of intermediate to advanced solo pieces with backing track or piano accompaniment.
Available for trumpet and trombone/euphonium.


Brace Yourself for Brass – The Honking Horns Collection are pieces scored for a funky brass horn section with backing tracks that allow you to play either the first/lead or second/solo part.
Available for trumpet and trombone/euphonium.