Musical Instruments History, Technology, and Performance of Instruments of Western Music

ISBN-10: 0198165048
ISBN-13: 9780198165040
Authors: Murray Campbell, Clive Greated, Arnold Myers
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Musical Instruments presents the first comprehensive survey to explain how Western musical instruments work, how they developed historically, how they are manufactured, and how they are used to make music. After introducing the nature of sounds in music, and the sound production mechanisms of different families of instruments, the authors survey each family in turn, giving a description of the distinguishing acoustical features, the various forms of instruments adopted in different periods, the variety of sizes and shapes in current use, the manufacturing processes, and the playing techniques commonly used by performers. The full index and glossary also contain definitions of technical…    

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Binding: Hardcover Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated Number of pages: 520 Dimensions: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 1.26" tall Weight: 2.244 lbs.