Making Gourd Musical Instruments: Over 60 String, Wind & Percussion Instruments & How to Play Them

Making Gourd Musical Instruments: Over 60 String, Wind & Percussion Instruments & How to Play Them

by Ginger Summit, Jim Widess
     
 

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“Actual instructions on gourd transformations into spike fiddles, water drums, and even xylophones are included.”—Booklist. “Highly recommended for general crafts as well as ethnomusicology collections.”—Library Journal. “Get this Book!”—Whole Earth.

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“Actual instructions on gourd transformations into spike fiddles, water drums, and even xylophones are included.”—Booklist. “Highly recommended for general crafts as well as ethnomusicology collections.”—Library Journal. “Get this Book!”—Whole Earth.

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Library Journal
Historically, ethnic groups in many countries have used a great number of musical instruments made from gourds. In North America these instruments are used mainly by percussionists. Most of the step-by-step projects in this book by gourd artists Summit and Widess (The Complete Book of Gourd Craft) are for percussion or stringed instruments such as the Latin American guiro (gourd scraper) or the spike fiddle. There are also a few from the wind family, such as the fipple flute. These are legitimate musical instruments made from traditional materials, and they are fully playable as well as being beautifully crafted. Highly recommended for general crafts as well as ethnomusicology collections. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

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ISBN-13:
9780806913698
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
06/30/1999
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.83(w) x 10.29(h) x 0.56(d)

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