Modern Acoustics and Signal Processing

The Science of Brass Instruments

Authors: Campbell, Murray, Gilbert, Joël, Myers, Arnold

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  • Written by three internationally acknowledged experts in the acoustics and organology of brass instruments who are also experienced brass instrument players
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  • Provides both an accessible introduction to brass instrument science and a review of recent research results and mathematical modeling techniques
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  • Represents the first monograph on the science underlying the design and performance of musical instruments of the brass family
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This book provides an in-depth account of the fascinating but far from simple actions and processes that take place when a brass instrument is played. Written by three leading researchers in brass instrument acoustics who are also experienced brass players, it draws together the many recent advances in our understanding of the subtly interrelated factors shaping the musician's control of the instrument's sound. The reader is introduced to models of sound generation, propagation and radiation. In particular, the current understanding of the behaviour of the player's lips, the modes of vibration of the air column inside the instrument, and the radiation of sound from a brass instrument bell are explained. The functions of the mouthpiece and of mutes are discussed. Spectral enrichment arising from nonlinear propagation of the internal sound wave in loud playing is shown to be an important influence on the timbre of many types of brass instrument. The characteristics of brass instruments in contemporary use (including cornets, trumpets, french horns, trombones and tubas) are identified, and related to those of the great variety of instruments at earlier stages in the evolution of the brass family. This copiously illustrated book concludes with case studies of the recreation of ancient instruments and some of the current applications of electronics and information technology to brass instrument performance. While most of the material presented is accessible by a general readership, the topic of musical instrument modelling is developed at a mathematical level which makes it a useful academic resource for advanced teaching and research.

  • Written by three internationally acknowledged experts in the acoustics and organology of brass instruments who are also experienced brass instrument players.
  • Provides both an accessible introduction to brass instrument science and a review of recent research results and mathematical modeling techniques

  • Represents the first monograph on the science underlying the design and performance of musical instruments of the brass family

About the authors

A team of researchers who each have more than 20 years’ experience studying the acoustics and organology of brass instruments and who are all also regular performers on brass instruments.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 89,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-55686-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 109,99 €
price for Korea, Republic of (South Korea) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-55684-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Science of Brass Instruments
Authors
Series Title
Modern Acoustics and Signal Processing
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-55686-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-55686-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-55684-6
Series ISSN
2364-4915
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 443
Number of Illustrations
186 b/w illustrations
Topics