Oxford Companion to Musical Instruments

ISBN-10: 0193113341
ISBN-13: 9780193113343
Authors: Anthony Baines
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Musical instruments, from the simplest pipes and drums to those of the utmost complexity, have formed an integral part of the cultures of all peoples of the world from the beginning of time. Their range and diversity have inspired the skill and genius of maker, composer, and player. This book celebrates that achievement and examines in a single A-Z sequence the astonishing variety of acoustic instruments throughout the ages. Each entry provides a concise description of the instrument itself, its construction, development, and playing techniques, together with details of its sound and use within the orchestra or, for ethnomusicological instruments, within rites of passage. Musical examples…    

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated Number of pages: 416 Dimensions: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.94" tall Weight: 2.288 lbs. Language: English