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Making Musical Instruments

£34.99

Product description

This book describes the construction of six instruments: two percussive (Snare drum, Tambourine), two plucked (Banjo,Dulcimer), one bowed (Hardanger fiddle), and one woodwind (Alto recorder). With the exception of the Recorder, these are folk instruments despite the sophisticated trappings of the snare drum and banjo. Along with presenting a representative cross-section of musical instruments, this book endeavours to explain most of the mechanical and decorative processes encountered in ordinary building practise. It also owes much to the edifying hours spent studying instruments in museum collections, cultivating an appreciation for the beauty and surpassing craftsmanship of old instruments, an important part of instrument making.

Large paperback in fine condition. Ex-library book withdrawn from sale. Library stamps on front free end paper.

Item details

Author(s):
Sloane Irving
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
1991
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
158
Publisher:
The Bold Strummer

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About this item

This book describes the construction of six instruments: two percussive (Snare drum, Tambourine), two plucked (Banjo,Dulcimer), one bowed (Hardanger fiddle), and one woodwind (Alto recorder). With the exception of the Recorder, these are folk instruments despite the sophisticated trappings of the snare drum and banjo. Along with presenting a representative cross-section of musical instruments, this book endeavours to explain most of the mechanical and decorative processes encountered in ordinary building practise. It also owes much to the edifying hours spent studying instruments in museum collections, cultivating an appreciation for the beauty and surpassing craftsmanship of old instruments, an important part of instrument making.

Large paperback in fine condition. Ex-library book withdrawn from sale. Library stamps on front free end paper.

Author(s):
Sloane Irving
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
1991
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
158
Publisher:
The Bold Strummer

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