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Musical Instruments

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  • The Bouzouki Bookby Graham McDonald

    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...

  • Life After Death: The Viola da Gamba in Britain from Purcell to Dolmetschby Peter Holman

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 99.00

    New research throws light on the history of the viol after Purcell, including its revival in the late eighteenth century through Charles Frederick Abel. more...

  • The Violin Makerby John Marchese

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    How does a simple piece of wood become a violin, the king of instruments? Watch and find out as Eugene Drucker, a member of the world?renowned Emerson String Quartet, commissions Sam Zygmuntowicz, a Brooklyn craftsman, to make him a new violin. As he tells this extraordinary story, journalist John Marchese shares the rich lore of this beloved instrument... more...

  • Steel Drums and Steelbandsby Angela Smith

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    Steel Drums and Steelbands: A History is a vivid account of the events that led to the ?accidental? invention of the steel drum: the only acoustic musical instrument invented in the 20th century. Angela Smith walks readers through the evolution of the steel drum from an object of scorn and tool of violence to one of the most studied, performed, and... more...

  • A Natural History of the Pianoby Stuart Isacoff

    Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 29.17

    A beautifully illustrated, engrossing celebration of the piano, and the composers and performers who have made it their own. Stuart Isacoff ? pianist, critic and teacher ? explores the history and evolution of the piano: how its sound provides the basis for emotional expression and individual style, why it has so powerfully entertained generation... more...

  • The Recorderby Richard W. Griscom; David Lasocki

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 180.00

    A Choice "Best Academic" book in its first edition, The Recorder remains an essential resource for anyone who wants to know about this instrument. This new edition is thoroughly redone, takes account of the publishing activity of the years since its first publication, and still follows the original organization. more...

  • Twentieth-Century Organ Musicby Christopher S. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    This volume explores twentieth-century organ music through in-depth studies of the principal centers of composition, the most significant composers and their works, and the evolving role of the instrument and its music. more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide To Playing The Ukuleleby David Hodge

    DK Publishing 2012; US$ 22.95

    Whether you want to play a few simple melodies or jam with other musicians, this helpful guide gives you the surest path from start to success. more...

  • Mandolin For Dummiesby Don Julin

    Wiley 2012; US$ 24.99

    The fun and easy way to learn to play the mandolin The newest addition to the highly successful Dummies instrument-instruction line, Mandolin For Dummies gives you easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction on learning to play the mandolin. Following the time-tested Dummies format, Mandolin For Dummies provides a level of content and instruction... more...

  • Mr. Tubaby Harvey Phillips; David N. Baker

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    With warmth and humor, tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips tells the story of his amazing life and career from his Missouri childhood through his days as a performer with the King Brothers and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circuses, his training at the Juilliard School, a stint with the US Army Field Band, and his freelance days with the New York... more...