The Trumpet Design and Production Techniques of Clifford Blackburn
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Through interviews with Clifford Blackburn and his small staff, this document will discuss not only the design and production techniques of Blackburn Trumpets, but also biographical information about the man himself and the history of his company. By tracing Blackburn’s approach to trumpet-building from the mouthpiece to the bell, all aspects of trumpet construction and manufacturing will be covered. Choice of construction materials as well as Blackburn’s collaboration with acoustic scientist William Cardwell will also be discussed.
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