Interesting links

Make sure you check out my YouTube channel that features ultrasound videos of trombone playing, for example this video:


I’m running an online questionnaire on The Sound of Airflow and its Use in Wind Instrument Playing. Please fill it out!

Interview (June 2015) with Radio New Zealand National’s Alison Ballance about my PhD research


The Acoustics of Brass Instruments and other brass-related research:

Brass instrument (lip reed) acoustics: An introduction
(School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Australia – also includes great pages on the acoustics of other instruments)

Vocal-tract influence in trombone performance (Vincent Fréour)


Researchers working on Language and Music:

Peter Keller, The MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney

Aniruddh D. Patel – Tufts University

Pasquale Bottalico and Simone Graetzer, Michigan State University

Graeme Trousdale, University of Edinburgh



Matthias Bertsch – Trumpet Playing | 3D Tongue Motion Analysis | Performing Science
(see also his video of articulography during clarinet playing)

Matthias Bertsch – Joseph Meidt XRAY-Movies of Trumpet and Horn player

Matthias Bertsch – Trombone Performance | Muscle Activity | Thermography Research – Warm up study Trombone

Aniruddh Patel – Music and the Brain: The Music of Language and the Language of Music
(Speech at the US Library of Congress, 2008 in the The Music and the Brain Lecture Series – search for more recent videos of talks of his)

Oliver Sacks – Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
(Talk at the Cambridge Forum, 2012)

Daniel Levitin – Your Brain on Music: A Story of Song Meets Science



pBone Plastic Trombone | World’s Best Selling Trombone

German Brass

Anders Larson – DigitalTrombone – The site about trombone playing

Carol Jarvis – Trombone, Keyboards, Arranger, Orchestrator

The British Trombone Society

The Brass Band Association of NZ

The New Zealand Institute of Language Brain and Behaviour (NZILBB)

The Eighth Position: Trombone News for Australia From Around the World
(Editors Dale Truscott and Jamie Kennedy)