ERIC Number: EJ1044073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
A Theoretical Trombone
LoPresto, Michael C.
Physics Education, v49 n5 p580-585 Sep 2014
What follows is a description of a theoretical model designed to calculate the playing frequencies of the musical pitches produced by a trombone. The model is based on quantitative treatments that demonstrate the effects of the flaring bell and cup-shaped mouthpiece sections on these frequencies and can be used to calculate frequencies that compare well to both the desired frequencies of the musical pitches and those actually played on a real trombone.
Descriptors: Musical Instruments, Musical Composition, Program Descriptions, Models, Music Activities, Music Education, Music Techniques, Statistical Distributions, Acoustics, Measurement Techniques, Computation, Music Theory, Teaching Methods
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