The Mellophone is a three-valved brass instrument pitched in the key of F or E♭. It has a conical bore, like that of the euphonium and flugelhorn. The mellophone is used as the middle-voiced brass instrument in marching bands and drum and bugle corps in place of French horns, and can also be used to play French horn parts in concert bands and orchestras. Download Sample Report For competitor segment, the report includes global key players of Mellophone as well as some small players. The companies include: Adams, Amati, Blessing, Jupiter, King, Tama by Kanstul The present-day mellophone has three valves, operated with the right hand. Mellophone fingering is the same as the French horn or trumpet, depending on which key it is in. It is typically pitched lower, in the key of F or E♭. The overtone series of the F mellophone is an octave above that of the F horn. The tubing length of a mellophone is the same as that of the F-alto (high) single horn or the F-alto (high) branch of a triple horn or double-descant horn. The traditional instrument is visually modeled on the horn, with a round shape and a rear-facing bell. Unlike French horns, it is played with the right hand, and the bell points to the rear left of the player. It was used as an alto voice both outdoors and indoors by the community and school bands in place of the French horn. The manufacture of these instruments declined significantly in the mid-twentieth century, and they are rarely in use today. The direction of the bell, as well as the much-reduced amount of tubing (compared to a French horn), make the mellophone look like a large trumpet. The mellophone uses the same mouthpiece as the alto (tenor) horn, which is in-between the size of a trombone and trumpet mouthpiece. Read More….