Austrian Trumpet Bubbles (study)

Christoph Reuter, Univ.-Prof. Dr. (of the Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Universität Wien, Austria) has not only investigated the Psychoacoustics of Chalkboard Squeaking, he’s also associated with a unique experiment which looked at ‘stabile Seifenblase am Schalltrichter der Trompete’  [trumpet with robust soap bubble at the bell] which is shown here in this video : NOTE: Improbable […]

Elephant Trumpets, the Acoustics of

“Because trumpeting is often associated with intensely social events, expressing the very high level of excitement and importance of the event, it is not easy to ask elephants for trumpet calls!” But that did not deter a research team at the Laboratoire d’Acoustique de l’Université du Maine, Le Mans, France (assisted by the Zoo de […]

Instrumental Maladies (part 3: Trumpets)

Another (partial) look at the health dangers to which musicians selflessly submit themselves – for our entertainment, edification and amusement … Part 3 : Trumpets • Cheilitis due to nickel contact allergy in a trumpet player. • Bilateral laryngoceles in a young trumpet player: case report. • Transient ischemic attacks caused by trumpet playing. • […]