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Basic References on Cup Mouthpiece Wind Instrument Acoustics

The References below are a great place to start if you
want to learn about the science behind trumpets and mouthpieces

• (1878) Blaikley, D.J. “On Brass Wind Instruments as Resonators”
Philosophical Magazine Ser. 5, v.6 (1878) pp. 118-128.

• (1929) Bouasse, H. “Tuyaux et Resonateurs”
Librarie Delagrave. Paris.

• (1929) Bouasse, H. “Instruments à Vent”
Tome I. Librarie Delagrave. Paris.

• (1930) Same. Tome II.

• (1960) Benade, Arthur H. “Horns, Strings, and Harmony”
Anchor Books. Doubleday & Co. N.Y.

• (1966) Bate, Philip. “The Trumpet and Trombone”
Ernest Benn Ld. London.

• (1969) Backus, John. “The Acoustical Foundations of Music”
W.W. Norton Co. N.Y. 2nd Ed. 1977.

• (1970) Cardwell, W.T. Jr. “Cup-Mouthpiece Wind Instruments”
U.S. Patent 3,507,181.

• (1973) Benade, Arthur H. “The Physics of Brasses”
Scientific American July 1973 pp. 24-35.

• (1976) Benade, Arthur H. “Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics”
Oxford Univ. Press N.Y. Especially Chapter 20.

• (1977) Kent, Earle L. (Editor) “Musical Acoustics. Piano and Wind Instruments” Vol. 9 of “Benchmark Papers in Acoustics”
Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross. Stroudsburg, PA.

• (1980) Fleisher, Dennis “An Acoustical Study Of The Trumpet Receiver Annulus”
Eastman School of Music, Department of Theory.