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The interactions between wind instruments and their players

Wolfe, Joe; Fletcher, Neville H; Smith, J


To play a wind instrument well, the player controls several elements in the player-instrument system, beginning with the source of pressurised air in the lungs. The bore of the instrument is a resonant duct whose geometry is controlled by the player's fingers via keys, valves or a slide. At the mouthpiece the player controls several parameters of a nonlinear element (which is an air jet, reed or the player's lips) that produces sustained oscillations. Upstream from this valve is a second...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Acta Acustica united with Acustica
DOI: 10.3813/AAA.918820


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