Essays on Trumpet/Brass Physics

Music ala Brass

Essays on Brass Physics in the 90's by Nick Drozdoff

Mr. D's MusicThis is where information on Embouchure Design can be found.

Nicholas Drozdoff

This web site is dedicated to the promotion of the understanding of brasswind musical instruments and acoustic music in general. Please note that this site is currently somewhat inactive and will be undergoing some modifications in the near future.

These are a collection of essays by Nick Drozdoff on everything from how trumpets work to how to create gigs for yourself. Drozdoff has written essays for other publications as well.In addition to this, Drozdoff has written a trumpet method book, "Embouchure Design", and has also released a CD, "Junk Yard Brass", on which he performs all of the brass parts (up to 24 different tracks). For more information on this, email

Nicholas Drozdoff

Nick Drozdoff is a Chicago area professional trumpeter, educator and physicist. For more on his background see his background page.

Following is a list of topics, essays, pictures that are in this site. This is essentially a table of contents.

The reader should always beware of things that he/she finds on the internet. Anyone with a computer and a modem can set himself/herself up as an expert and claim credentials that may be non-existent and nobody would know the difference.

In the case of this site the reader is invited to double check the credentials. Most importatnly, however, is to dig the imformation up for yourself as well as reading this site. The references used are not always cited clearly in these pages. However, they are all listed in the "Suggested Reading" page. You should be sure to check out those books and articles for yourself to verify the accuracy of the interpretations offered in this web site.

Thank you for your interest

I have included a little philosophical essay that I have called "Drozdoff's Musician's Manifesto". I suppose that this is a little pompous, but I think that all acoustic musicians need to be alert. Read it if you wish.

Nick Drozdoff

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