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Acoustics of Woodwind Instruments

  • John M. Eargle

Abstract

The woodwinds include both reed and nonreed instruments, and the only common element between them is the use of keyed tone holes for changing pitch. At one time, they were all made of wood, but that has long changed. Today, various metals are used, as are certain plastics. But out of this diversity comes a surprising blend of sound, and a fine woodwind section is the prize asset of a modern symphony orchestra.

Keywords

Sound Radiation Symphony Orchestra Lower Note Narrow Dynamic Range Musical Acoustics 
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  • John M. Eargle

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