Musical Instruments (Illustrated Encyclopedia Series)

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This beautifully illustrated guide is organized according to families or groups of intruments: strings, woodwind and brass, percussion and keyboards, as well as a section on the voice. Each 'family' is introduced and its members described, with information on their origins, how they developed over time, and how they are played.

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Overview

This beautifully illustrated guide is organized according to families or groups of intruments: strings, woodwind and brass, percussion and keyboards, as well as a section on the voice. Each 'family' is introduced and its members described, with information on their origins, how they developed over time, and how they are played.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754811824
  • Publisher: National Book Network
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Series: Illustrated Encyclopedia Series
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 6.68 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Strings
How Stringed Instruments Work 10
Violin 12
Viola 18
Cello 20
Double Bass 22
Harp 24
Guitar 28
Fiddles 32
Lyre 34
Lute 38
Cittern 42
Hurdy-gurdy 44
Zither 46
Sitar 48
Woodwind and Brass
Harnessing the Breath 52
Flute 54
Recorder 58
Oboe 60
Clarinet 64
Saxophone 66
Bassoon 68
Horn 70
Trumpet 72
Trombone 74
Tuba 76
Early Valved Instruments 78
Alphorn 80
Pipes 82
Cornett 84
Bugle 86
Serpent 88
Bagpipes 90
Mouth Organ 92
Didgeridoo 94
Percussion
Rhythm and Drama 98
Timpani 100
Side Drum 102
Bass Drum 104
Other Drums 106
Cymbals and Gongs 108
Castanets 112
Triangle 114
Xylophone 116
Bells 118
Keyboards
Striking Chords 124
Clavichord 126
Harpsichord 128
Virginal 130
Spinet 132
Piano 134
Organ 138
Accordion 142
Harmonium 144
Mechanical Instruments 146
Electronic Keyboards and Computers 148
The Voice
The Human Instrument 152
Choirs 154
Soloists 156
Glossary 158
Acknowledgements 159
Index 160
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