Interesting links

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

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


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)