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The first question already has an answer. The second is that one plays the notes in the key of D on the music, which come out sounding as if they belong to the C scale.
An alternative to buying a pricey mute like the Silent Brass system is to simply make your own, if you don't mind spending some time on a do-it-yourself project. When I was a poor college student looking to save all the money I could, I found instructions for making a practice mute out of a Renuzit brand air freshener with some simple electronics to hook up ...
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