Acoustics of Brass Instruments

  • John M. Eargle


Brass instruments are in principle among the oldest aerophones known to man, the original ones quite literally having been hollowed out of animal horns. Because of their high acoustical output, these devices have for thousands of years been used for signal and ceremony in religious, civil, and military contexts. Military bugle calls remain with us today as a reminder of this past.


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