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Blowing Pressure, Power and Spectrum in Trumpet Playing

Fletcher, Neville H.; Tarnopolsky, Alex Z


Measurements of sound output as a function of blowing pressure are reported for a group of experienced trumpet players. The study identifies several common features, namely (1) a threshold blowing pressure approximately proportional to the frequency of the note being played, (2) an extended region in which the sound output rises by about 15 dB for each doubling of blowing pressure, and (3) a saturation region in which sound output rises by only about 3 dB for a doubling of blowing pressure....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
DOI: 10.1121/1.426276


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