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Technical Papers

Articles and Reviews


Measuring the effect of the reflection of sound from the lips in brass musical instruments

Proceedings of the 11th French Congress and the 2012 Annual IOA Meeting, Nantes, France (2012) (J. Kemp and R. Smith)

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Analysis of transients for brass instruments under playing conditions using multiple microphones

Proceedings of the 10th French Congress on Acoustics, Lyon, France (2010) (J. Kemp, S. Logie, J. Chick, R. Smith, M. Campbell)

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An Exploration of Extreme High Notes in Brass Playing

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Music Acoustics (Associated Meeting of the International Congress on Acoustics) 25-31 August 2010, Sydney and Katoomba, Australia (2010) (J. Chick, S. Logie, J. Kemp, M. Campbell, R. Smith)

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Distinguishing between similar tubular objects using pulse reflectometry

(A study of trumpet and cornet leadpipes) Measurement Science and Technology 13 (5), 750-757 (2002) (J. Buick, J. Kemp, D. Sharp, M. van Walstijn, D. M. Campbell, R. Smith)

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Exciting Your Instrument!

Journal of the International Trumpet Guild (USA), 44-45 (May 1999) (R. Smith)

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Its all in the bore!

Journal of the International Trumpet Guild (USA), 42-45 (May 1988) (R. Smith)

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Holographs of bell vibrations, News and Views, Nature 329

762 (29 October 1987) (R. Smith)

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Ensuring high quality in the production of musical instruments

Commissioned by British Embassy for Das Musikinstrument 4, 131-132 (April 1986) (R. Smith)

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The effect of material in brass instruments

a review, Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics 8, 91-96 (1986) (R. Smith)

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Improved brass instrument design methods - The Design of the original 928 SOVEREIGN CORNET (1984)

a) Acoustics conference, Kraslice-Czechoslovakia (September 1983). b) Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics, 17-20 (April 1984) (R. Smith)

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Recent developments in Trumpet design

Journal of the International Trumpet Guild (USA), (October 1978) (R. Smith)

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Systematic approach to the correction of intonation in wind instruments

Nature 262, 761-765 (1976) (R.Smith and D.J.Daniell)

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Smith Watkins Cornets Brochure

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Smith Watkins Ceremonial Brass Instruments Brochure

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Smith Watkins Trumpet Brochure 2014

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