Brass research references

Update: I’m planning to update this list short, in the meantime see my PhD dissertation for references.

Amstutz, A. K. (1970). A videofluorographic study of the teeth aperture instrument pivot and tongue arch and their influence on trumpet performance (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Bailey, R. E. (1989). An investigation of the laryngeal activity of trumpet players during the performance of selected exercises. University of North Texas, Denton, TX.

Benade, A. H. (1978). The physics of brasses. In C M Hutchins (Ed.), The physics of music: Readings from Scientific American (pp. 44-55). San Francisco: W.H. Freeman & Co.

Bertsch, M. (1998). Studien zur Tonerzeugung auf der Trompete [Studies investigating sound generation on brass instruments] Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Vienna, Vienna.

Bowman, J. (2011). “Trumpet pedagogy challenges in Thailand.” Journal of the International Trumpet Guild (June). 70, 90.

Budde, P. J. (2011). An analysis of methods for teaching middle school band students to articulate (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN.

Campbell, M. & Greated, C. A. (1987). The musician’s guide to acoustics. New York: Schirmer.

Carral, S. & Campbell, M. (2002). The influence of the mouthpiece throat diameter on the perception of timbre of brass instruments. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Musical Acoustics (ISMA) (pp. 233-245). Mexico City, Mexico: Escuela Nacional de Música (UNAM).

Carral, S. (2011). Determining the just noticeable difference in timbre through spectral morphing: A trombone example. Acta Acustica united with Acustica 97(3), 466-476.

Carter, W. A. (1966). The Role of the Glottis in Brass Playing. Brass Anthology (December) 425-428.

Chen, J-M., Smith, J., & Wolfe, J. (2011). Saxophonists tune vocal tract resonances in advanced performance techniques. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 129(1), 415-426.

Cox, K. A. (2014). Connections between linguistic and musical sound systems of British and American trombonists. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation) The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC.

Dalla Casa, G. (1584). Il vero modo di diminuir, con tutte le sorti di stromenti: Di fiato, & corda, & di voce humana, Venice: Angelo Gardano.

Derrick, D., Best, C. T., & Fiasson, R. (In Press). Non-metallic ultrasound probe holder for co-collection and co-registration with EMA, in Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, Scotland.

Deye, H. W. (1947). “The use of the tongue in brass instruments.” Brass Anthology (March/April), 11.

De Young, D. D. (1975). A videofluorographic analysis of the pharyngeal opening during performance of selected exercises for trombone (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN.

Fitzgerald, B. (1946). Articulation. Brass Anthology (November/December), 3.

Fréour, V. (2013). Acoustic and respiratory pressure control in brass instrument performance (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Frohrip, K. R. (1972). A videofluorographic analysis of certain physiological factors involved in performance of selected exercises for trombone (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN.

Gardner, J. T. (2010). Ultrasonographic investigation of clarinet multiple articulation (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.

Hall, J. C. (1954). A radiographic, spectrographic, and photographic study of the non-labial physical changes which occur in the transition from middle to low and middle to high registers during trumpet performance (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

Heyne, M., & Derrick, D. (2014). Some initial findings regarding first language influence on playing brass instruments. In J. Hay, & E. Parnell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science and Technology (pp. 180-183). Christchurch, New Zealand: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA).

Heyne, M., & Derrick, D. (2015). Benefits of using polar coordinates for working with ultrasound midsagittal tongue contours. Poster presented at the 169th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2015.

Heyne, M., & Derrick, D. (In Press). The influence of tongue position on trombone sound: A likely area of language influence, in Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, Scotland.

Heyne, M., & Derrick, D. (In Press). Trombone players seem to use different tongue positions while playing sustained notes, depending on their native languages, in Proceedings of the 9th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music. Manchester, England.

Hiigel, L. E. (1967). The relationship of syllables to pitch and tonguing in brass instrument playing (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.

Hoekje, P. (2013). Comparing steady-state and transient phenomena in brass instruments. Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics 19(1).

Iltis, P., Frahm, J., Voit, D., Joseph, A. A., Schoonderwaldt, E., & Altenmüller, E. (2015). High-speed real-time magnetic resonances imaging of fast tongue movements in elite horn players. Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery 5(3), 374-381.

Irvine, G. (2003). Spotlight on brass: Lessons learned (and ignored) from the past. Canadian Winds: The Journal of the Canadian Band Association 2(1), 17-19.

Kaburagi, T., Yamada, N., Fukui, T., & Minamiya, E. (2011). A methodological and preliminary study on the acoustic effect of a trumpet player’s vocal tract. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 130, 536.

Meidt, J. A. (1967). A cinefluorographic investigation of oral adjustments for various aspects of brass instrument performance (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

Mounger, C. (2012). An exploration of the effects of language on the orchestral trombone sound in France, Germany, and the United States (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.

Mukai, S. (1989). Laryngeal movements during wind instruments play. Nihon Jibiinkoka Gakkai kaiho 92(2): 260-270.

Reinhardt, D. S. (1973). Encyclopedia of the pivot system. Tappan, NY: Charles Colin.

Schumacher, M., Schmoor, C., Plog, A., Schwarzwald, A., Taschner, C., Echternach, M., … Spahn, C. (2013). Motor functions in trumpet playing – a real-time MRI analysis. Neuroradiology 55, 1171-1181.

Smith, R. (1986). The effect of material in brass instruments: A review. Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics 8(1): 91-96.

Spahn, C., Richter, B., Pöppe, J., & Echternach, M. (2013). Physiological insights for players of wind instruments (DVD). Innsbruck, Helbling.

Sram, F. and J. G. Svec (2000). Die Tonerzeugung beim Spielen von Blasinstrumenten. Sprache und Musik [Sound generation during wind instrument playing]. In J. Pahn, A. Lamprecht-Dinnesen, A. Keilman, K. Bielfeld, & E. Seifert (Eds.), Sprache und Musik: Beiträge der 71. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprach-und Stimmheilkunde e. V. (pp. 155-159). Berlin, Germany.

Steenstrup, K. (2007). Teaching brass. Aarhus, Denmark: Aarhus University Press.

Wolfe, J., Tarnopolsky, A. Z., Fletcher, N. H., Hollenberg, L. C. L., and Smith, J., (2003). Some effects of the player’s vocal tract and tongue on wind instrument sound. In Proceedings of the Stockholm Music Acoustics Conference (pp. 307-310). Stockholm, Sweden.

Yoshikawa, S. (1998). Vibration labiale et contrôle du souffle chez les joueurs de cuivres [Lip vibration and breath control in players of brass instruments]. Médecine des Arts 26, 22-26.

Zielke, A., (2010). Zungensonographie und Gesichts-Hals-Motorik beim Spielen von Blasinstrumenten [Ultrasound imaging of the tongue and motor activity of neck and face while playing wind instruments] (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Heinrich-Heine Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany.

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