10. Conclusions

Our investigations confirmed that respiratory acts in wind instrument playing derives their characteristics from three different realms, (1) the acoustical properties of the instrument, (2) the physiological characteristics of the player, and (3) the musical demands of the score. This supports the assumption that an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sound production in wind instruments is likely to yield more information and to open new perspectives, promoting understanding of several, otherwise confusing and intangible issues.

Here follows conclusions ordered according to the papers presented.

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