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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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. The twentieth-century was a time of unprecedented change for organ music, not only in its composition and performance but also in... more...
- DK Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95
The harmonica is one of the most basic and traditional musical instruments in America. Millions are sold each year, but precious few high-quality, comprehensive instructional books exist on how to learn to play the harmonica. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Playing the Harmonica is the classic (best-selling) book in the field. Now completely updated,... more...