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Please explain scientifically how the sound is "amplified" by a passive piece of wood or passive metal bell on a horn or phonograph. I don't understand how this works. Does it just increase the surface area of the vibrating object, allowing it to move more air with the same amount of energy, increasing the efficiency of vibrational energy to acoustic energy transfer, not actually "amplifying" the sound by adding energy into the system? - Omegatron 02:15, Dec 30, 2004 (UTC)

Other forms of wind instruments

How about something like the ocarina ("sweet potato")? They are usually made of plastic today, I guess, but they probably were fired clay of some kind in the beginning, no? There are terra-cotta whistles, so it seems likely that there may be more complicated musical instruments made this way.P0M 23:56, 30 September 2005 (UTC)

Circular breathing?

I see little applicability for the tacked on reference to 'circular breathing' in reference to brass instruments. It creates a run-on sentence, and doesn't really make sense in context. Even out of context, most brass players never use circular breathing. -- Kysh

Merge with Wind instrument

--Regards. 00:58, 13 July 2006 (UTC)

Merge from Bell of a wind instrument

I don't think we need separate pages for the parts of a wind instrument, at least until we have a general discussion of them here, and we don't. This article doesn't even mention the bell yet. --Keenan Pepper 05:00, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

I think we should just merge it

I think that we should merge it anyway with the wind instruments article. We could make a new section/title for the bell article

Flute made out of brass

"For example, the saxophone, flute, and metal clarinet are all typically made of brass." Flutes are not typically made of brass. They are sometimes made of brass, but also silver, gold, and other metals.

Irrelevant content?

The article header contains a section mentioning a bell (a percussion instrument) and some anecdotal narrative, neither of which seem related to wind instruments. The mentioned section reads: <<In addition to the theoretical value mentioned above, historically, the bell--as a resonating instrument--has had a great deal of practical value. Quite famously, Paul Revere alerted his comrades during the American Revolution, by ringing a bell and yelling "The British are coming, the British are coming!" Revere used the vibrating noise to call his countrymen's attention to his message and save American lives. jogo lala. Sorry about what I have said just then. I got kinda crazy.">> -- Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk o contribs) 12:21, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

That's just uncaught vandalism. I'll remove it. tedder (talk) 14:25, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

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