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Musical Instrument Design: Practical Information for Instrument Making [NOOK Book]

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This is an encyclopedic, large-format book containing hundreds of illustrations. While not geared toward making conventional instruments, Musical Instrument Design provides all the information that anyone (amateur or professional) should ever need to construct an amazingly wide variety of percussion, string, and wind instruments. Includes many designs along with parts lists and detailed construction instructions.
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Musical Instrument Design: Practical Information for Instrument Making

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Overview


This is an encyclopedic, large-format book containing hundreds of illustrations. While not geared toward making conventional instruments, Musical Instrument Design provides all the information that anyone (amateur or professional) should ever need to construct an amazingly wide variety of percussion, string, and wind instruments. Includes many designs along with parts lists and detailed construction instructions.
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An extensively-illustrated, detailed encyclopedic guide and resource to musical instrument design theory and construction for both the novice and the experienced builder. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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"Deals with the principles of acoustics and their relationship to instrument design in depth.. . .Recommended for most music collections."  —Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781884365836
  • Publisher: See Sharp Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 181
  • Sales rank: 1,328,273
  • File size: 12 MB
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Meet the Author


Bart Hopkin is a professional guitarist who has been the editor of Experimental Musical Instruments, the leading journal in its field, since 1985.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Preface
Ch. 1 Musical Sound Perception 1
Ch. 2 Acoustic Principles 7
Ch. 3 Tuning Systems & Pitch Layouts 21
Ch. 4 Idiophones 29
Ch. 5 Beaters, Scrapers, Friction Makers 55
Ch. 6 Aerophones 61
Ch. 7 Membranophones 91
Ch. 8 Resonators and Radiators 107
Ch. 9 Chordophones 117
Ch. 10 Special Effects 139
Ch. 11 A Few More Thoughts 147
Appendix 1 Tools & Materials 151
Appendix 2 Frequency and Tuning Charts 157
Appendix 3 Amplification 163
Appendix 4 More on Air Columns, Toneholes and Woodwind Keying Mechanisms 167
Glossary 173
Bibliography 177
Index 179
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