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Technology and music have been closely associated since the very first musical instruments were constructed, and in the 19th century an explosion of invention revolutionised the way brass instruments could be played. The 14 video tracks on this album introduce the basic acoustical principles of brass instruments and how technical developments have affected the way they are designed and played. The album explores the latest scientific research, performers' perspectives and the manufacturing process. This material forms part of TA212 The Technology of Music.

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Technology and music have been closely associated since the very first musical instruments were constructed, and in the 19th century an explosion of invention revolutionised the way brass instruments could be played. The 14 video tracks on this album introduce the basic acoustical principles of brass instruments and how technical developments have affected the way they are designed and played. The album explores the latest scientific research, performers' perspectives and the manufacturing process. This material forms part of TA212 The Technology of Music.

    Brass Instruments

    Brass Instruments

    A short introduction to this album

    • 52 sec
    Transcript -- Brass Instruments

    Transcript -- Brass Instruments

    A short introduction to this album

    • video
    How Brass Instruments Work

    How Brass Instruments Work

    Technology and acoustical principles. How technical developments through history have affected the design of brass instruments.

    • 7 min
    Transcript -- How Brass Instruments Work

    Transcript -- How Brass Instruments Work

    Technology and acoustical principles. How technical developments through history have affected the design of brass instruments.

    • video
    Changing Key and Pitch

    Changing Key and Pitch

    Playing the cornet, trombone and trumpet, experts demonstrate hand stopping and lipping.

    • 6 min
    Transcript -- Changing Key and Pitch

    Transcript -- Changing Key and Pitch

    Playing the cornet, trombone and trumpet, experts demonstrate hand stopping and lipping.

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