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- Allworth Press 2014; US$ 29.95
From renowned guitarist and multi-Emmy-award winning composer, Brian Tarquin, comes a display-quality, full-color reference guide to guitars. The Guitar Encyclopedia begins with the history of guitars spanning back to the birth of Epiphone by a Greek immigrant and the great inventions of Les Paul, to the boom of the Rock-‘n-Roll-shredder days with... more...
- MFA Publications 2013; US$ 9.99
Enhanced with twenty-five audio and twenty-three video clips of expert musicians performing on rare and historical instruments, this e-book edition of Musical Instruments brings the world-renowned collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to life. Musical instruments are among the most meaningful artifacts produced by humankind, a marriage... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 64.99
The Musical Instrument Desk Reference provides the one-stop shop for those in need of a quick, visually-rich reference guide to band and orchestral instruments. Descriptions and illustrations of everything from the physics of sound to detailed discussions of each orchestra and band instrument make this work the ideal desktop reference tool for... more...
- F+W Media 2012; US$ 14.99
These handy, accessible books provides literally all the information you need to know to gain a new hobby or understand a difficult topic. "Guitar" makes learning how to play an acoustic or electric guitar easy and will serve as the perfect introduction to this popular instrument. This title covers everything you need to know: how to play your first... more...
- Graham McDonald Stringed Instruments 2012; US$ 9.99
A workshop guide to building Irish bouzoukis and citterns. In the past forty years bouzoukis, citterns and octave mandolins have become an essential part of acoustic music. The Bouzouki Book is the first, and only, book to guides the reader through the steps to build one of these fascinating stringed musical instruments. The book includes nearly 200... more...
- DK Publishing 2004; US$ 16.99
Here is an original and exciting look at the fascinating world of sound and music. Superb real-life photographs of instruments ranging from zithers and panpipes to electric guitars and synthesizers offer a unique "eyewitness" view of ancient and contemporary music. See how strings vibrate to make a note sound, how aninvisible "column" of air sounds... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2000; US$ 169.99
This book presents a unique view of the work of the great Italian violin-makers from the 17th to the 19th centuries, based on the collection of The Royal Academy of Music in London. The Academy, founded in 1822, is Britain's senior conservatory and one of the oldest institutions in the world for advanced musical training. more...
- See Sharp Press 1996; US$ 9.99
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... more...