Musical Instruments of the World

Musical Instruments of the World

An Illustrated Encyclopedia

Book - 1997
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"One of the nicest that you don't have to be a musician to love it. It's a browser's delight."--The New York Times

It's the best-looking musical encyclopedia ever! Using a completely visual approach, this ultimate reference has over 4,000 drawings showcasing the evolution of instruments--and music--from primitive whistles to electric guitars (complete with fuzz box and pedal). Exquisite illustrations accompany each entry, with painstaking detail and attention to structure, function, and decoration. Most extraordinary is the range of instruments included: orchestral, popular, classical, ancient, and folk. Classed by family groups, they are cross-referenced with material on geographical distribution and historical periods. Plus scores, diagrams of correct playing techniques, major figures, and other fascinating information provided by over forty researchers, writers, and illustrators, in cooperation with 200 scholars from 20 countries!
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub. Co., 1997, c1976.
ISBN: 9780806998473
Branch Call Number: REF/784/.1903/Mus 3588vb 1
REF/784/.1903/Mus 3588a4 1
Characteristics: 320 p. : ill. (some col.), music ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Diagram Group


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