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Intonation Deficiencies of Wind Instruments
by Donald W. Stauffer
Book Description:
Why is your wind instrument out of tune? Why is perfection in instrument manufacture still and elusive goal? What are the immutable laws of physics that conflict with one another to cause problems? Check out this important document that helped to spark the resurgence of interest in wind instrument acoustics and tuning problems in the 1950's and 60's. A widely quoted book that has inspired numerous articles in music journals, and generated studies by dissertations in University Departments of higher education. It combines experimental evidence with acoustical research from the Library of Congress, tempered by empiricdal opinion. Extensive studies were conducted with the skilled musicins of the famous United States Nvy Band in Washington, D.C. A rather unique work, written in plain language without the use of baffling higher mathematics. The basic laws and principles of physics are unchangeable and remain limiting factors in the quest for perfection in the co! nstruction of wind instruments. A third reprint of the original Ph.D. Dissertation first published by the Catholic University of America in Wash. D.C. 
Paperback from Stauffer Pr






The Rough Guide to Trumpet & Trombone, Flugelhorn & Cornet
by Rough Guides (Editor), Hugo Pinksterboer 

The Cambridge Companion to Brass Instruments (Cambridge Companions to Music)
by Trevor Herbert (Editor), John Wallace (Editor)

Brass Instruments : Their History and Development
Brass Instruments : Their History and Development
by Anthony Baines
Book Description: Well-researched history by noted authority traces evolution of trumpets, trombones, bugles, cornets, French horns, tubas and other brass wind instruments. The text is supplemented by over 140 black-and-white illustrations as well as 48 music examples. Corrected and updated by the author, this book remains an indispensable resource for any brass player or music historian. New preface. Bibliography.
Paperback from Dover Pubns

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The Tuba Source Book
by R. Winston Morris (Editor), et al 
Out of Print - Try Used Books

Practical Hints on Playing Tuba
by Donald C. Little, James D. Ployhar 
(Paperback - December 1985)

Art of Tuba and Euphonium
by Harvey Phillips, William Winkle 
(Paperback - January 1992)

A Treatise on the Tuba
by Donald W. Stauffer

Woodwind Instruments

Playing Woodwind Instruments : A Guide for Teachers, Performers, and Composers
by Phillip Rehfeldt



Didgeridoo : Ritual Origins and Playing Techniques
by Dirk Schellberg
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Sandy Chisholm's Chanter Lessons
by Scott Williams

Irish Bagpipes : Their Construction and Maintenance
by Wilbert Garvin
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These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.
Alfred Hitchcock

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