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Musical instruments of the world : an illustrated encyclopedia / by the Diagram Group.


New York : Paddington Press, [1976] .
ISBN 9780846701347, 0846701340, 0871963205

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Subjects Instruments de musique -- Dictionnaires anglais.
Musical instruments -- Dictionaries.
Musical instruments.
Description 320 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Copyright Date [1976]
©1976
Notes Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-315).
Summary Details the forms, decoration, evolutions, methods of sounding past and present, and mechanical and electrical instruments from around the world, ranging through folk, popular, orchestral, and national instruments of every kind.
Contents Aerophones. Trumpeters of the Emperor Maximilian ; End-blown flutes. Whistle flutes ; Vessel flutes and whistles ; Side-blown flutes ; Fifes: nose flutes ; Multiple flutes ; Panpipes ; Recorders ; Flageolets ; Orchestral flutes ; Folk clarinets ; Multiple clarinets ; Orchestral clarinets ; Saxophones ; Folk shawms ; Renaissance double reeds ; Orchestral oboes ; Bassoons ; Bagpipes ; Simple trumpets ; Historical trumpets ; Orchestral trumpets ; Trombones ; Simple horns ; Historical horns ; Orchestral horns ; Tubas ; Cornetts and serpents ; Bugles and cornets ; Later brass instruments ; Bull-roarers ; Buzzing and humming instruments ; Eastern mouth organs ; Western mouth organs ; Concertinas and accordions ; Organs ; Harmoniums.
Chordophones. Indian string ensemble ; Chordophones: introduction ; Musical bows ; Ancient lyres ; European lyres ; African lyres ; Folk harps ; Historical harps ; Orchestral harps ; Folk lutes ; Renaissance lutes ; Citterns ; Historical guitars ; Classical and acoustic guitars ; Ukuleles and banjos ; Viols ; Folk fiddles ; Early fiddles ; Violins ; Violas ; Violoncellos ; Double basses ; Kits ; Simple zithers ; Vinas ; Long zithers ; Board zithers ; Dulcimers ; Clavichords ; Harpsichords ; Virginals and spinets ; Historical pianos ; Modern pianos.
Idiophones. Scene in a German bell foundry ; Stamping sticks ; Tapping feet; Pits and boards ; Rattles ; Jingles ; Pellet and clapper bells ; Church bells ; Struck bells ; Gongs ; Steel drums ; Percussion vessels ; Slit drums ; Percussion boards ; Xylophones ; Lithophones ; Metallophones ; Cymbals and castanets ; Clappers ; Friction instruments ; Scraped instruments ; Jew's harps ; Sansas ; Orchestral percussion.
Instruments around the world. Musicians from a Japanese picture scroll ; India ; Africa ; Far East ; The Americas ; Indonesia ; Europe ; Oceania ; Middle East ; North Africa ; USSR.
Instruments through the ages. Ancient Babylonian harp players ; Ancient instruments ; Medieval instruments ; Renaissance instruments ; Baroque and classical instruments ; Romantic instruments ; Modern instruments.
Makers, virtuosi, writers. Makers' workshop from Diderot's Encyclopedie ; Amati family; Louis Armstrong; Hector Berlioz ; Theobald Boehm; John Broadwood; Bartolommeo Cristofori ; Johann Christoph Denner; Arnold Dolmetsch; Sébastien Erard. Benjamin Franklin; Guarneri family; Heckel family ; Hotteterre family; Kirckman family; Franz Liszt. Neuschel family; Niccolo Paganini; Michael Praetorius ; Mstislav Rostropovich; Ruckers family; Adolphe Sax ; Andrés Segovia; Ravi Shankar; Gottfried Silbermann ; Antonio Stradivari; Caspar Tieffenbrucker; Antonio de Torres Jurado ; Francois Tourte; Charles Wheatstone; Rudolph Wurlitzer -- Bibliography -- List of Museums -- Picture credits -- Index.
Mechanical and electrical instruments. Pink Floyd in concert. Music boxes ; Carillons and chimes ; Mechanical music makers ; Automatic pianos ; Mechanical organs ; Electric guitars ; Electro-mechanical instruments ; Electric organs ; Radio-electric instruments.
Membranophones. French military drummers of the 19th century ; Membranophones: introduction ; Cylindrical and conical drums ; Barrel and waisted drums ; Goblet and footed drums ; Long drums ; Frame drums ; Friction drums ; Kettledrums ; Orchestral and band drums ; Mirlitons.
Musical ensembles. Outdoor band performance ; Orchestral and chamber groups ; Military and marching bands ; Popular bands ; Groups around the world.
Genre Dictionaries.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)2332111
(OCoLC)ocm02332111
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